In the ongoing effort to find drugs that safely and effectively reduce cardiovascular events, there’s a new class of stars: PCSK9 inhibitors. These drugs are antibodies directed at the PCSK9 protein, which regulates LDL receptor recycling. Blocking the protein results in increasing the effective number of receptors, which leads to
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The heart muscle thrives on a continuous supply of oxygen-rich blood from arteries on its surface, called coronary arteries. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, blood flow slows down, and the result can be chest pain, or angina.
The accumulated cholesterol in the arterial walls are called plaques. These plaques
Over the years, you’ve probably heard a lot about cholesterol. There’s “good” cholesterol, and “bad” cholesterol, and triglycerides, and they all need to be at the proper bal-ance to keep your heart healthy. But what exactly does that mean?
The combination of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, HDL (“good”) cholesterol, total cholesterol (LDL
If you want to lower LDL naturally, the answer may lie in your spice rack. Turmeric is the Indian spice that gives curry its golden color. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind for cholesterol health—recent research indicates it is one of the best natural
Questioning Cranberry for Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberry juice is touted for fending off urinary tract infections (UTIs), typically signaled by frequent, burning urination. However, results from clinical trials have been inconsistent. A new study published in JAMA failed to find a benefit. Scientists gave 92 elderly women in long-term care facilities
Dark chocolate and cocoa benefits on cardiovascular health are quite significant indeed. Consuming cocoa in dark chocolate or cocoa powder is a powerful (and delightful) way to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and prediabetes.
Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually
How do you lower cholesterol levels? Learn how to boost your health while still enjoying a variety of foods with these 3 diets that lower serum cholesterol. One of these diets is even more effective than statin drugs!
You’re climbing a flight of stairs and suddenly you feel pressure in your chest. It might feel a little like heartburn, but you know it’s more serious. What causes chest pain like that? Are you having a heart attack? Or is it an angina attack, your first indication that you