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Memory Maximizers: Multitasking; Statins & AD Risk

Avoid Multitasking That Drains Your Brain
Trying to perform two or three demanding activities at once is not only stressful and inefficient, but it also drains the brain of energy, new research suggests. It turns out we only think we are performing multiple tasks at the same time. In fact, neuroscientists

Slash Your Stroke Risk by Addressing Crucial Modifiable Risk Factors

Around 750,000 people have a stroke every year, and of these, 5 to 14 percent will have a second stroke within 12 months. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be mitigated with simple lifestyle changes—according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. However, research

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

Making the Move to Healthy Fats

You read and hear a lot about dietary fats these days: Some are “good,” some are “bad,” and there are conflicting recommendations about how much is safe to eat. How do you sort this out when you’re in the grocery store, or it’s time for dinner?
“In a perfect case of

New Study Ties Statins to Excessive Tiredness

Could your excessive tiredness be caused by your cholesterol medication? A new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health links cholesterol-lowering drugs like simvastatin (Zocor) and pravastatin (Pravachol)…

5 Powerful Pantethine Benefits

5 Powerful Pantethine Benefits

Pantethine benefits include stress support and significant cholesterol reduction. And that’s not all. But first, what is pantethine? And, what is the best source and dose of this powerful supplement?

Is Grapefruit Safe to Eat with Statins?

If you take a statin to help lower your cholesterol, you may have heard that you should avoid grapefruit.
“Patients often ask about grapefruit and statins, and whether they can eat the fruit or drink the juice when on statins,” says Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, co-section head of Preventive Cardiology and

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