In November 2013, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new guidelines on management of cardiovascular risks that herald a new approach, with less emphasis on cholesterol numbers and more emphasis on the constellation of factors that determine a person’s risk of heart disease, heart attack and
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Many patients are asking about the latest guidelines on reducing cardiovascular risks issued by the American College of Cardiology. These guidelines, which were published several months ago, suggests that patients without other cardiovascular risk factors can have LDL cholesterol levels up to 190 before they get treated. Prior to the
You’re a reasonable person, and you want to take care of your health. You know this means not ignoring your recent lab test, which showed you have high triglycerides. But… you’ve heard of the frequent debilitating side effects that prescription fibrates and statin drugs cause—muscle pain, weakness, liver damage, memory loss,
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
The Chinese first used red yeast rice in the Tang Dynasty in 800 A.D. as an aid for stomach ailments, poor blood circulation and to improve spleen health. The supplements are sometimes referred to as Zhi Tai or Xue Zhi Kang…
Possible breakthrough treatment for degenerative diseases, but funding is needed
For nine years, UCLA researchers have been working on an experimental drug that may prevent or cure over 30 currently cureless and devastating diseases. These include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Lou Gehrig’s, type 2 diabetes, and many others that have a common
Q: My father has mixed dementia. What is mixed dementia? Can it be treated?
A: The term mixed dementia is often used to describe a combination of vascular dementia (caused by reduced blood flow to the brain) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It had been thought that about one in five Americans
Conventional cholesterol tests don’t measure this high risk cholesterol particle, and that testing is absolutely critical if you have early heart disease. Learn how to measure (and lower) your own cholesterol numbers at home.
The drug companies don’t want you to know about this nutrient! CoQ10 benefits include treatment for a variety of conditions: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s, and more. Plus, CoQ10 benefits healthy individuals who are looking to boost their exercise performance. Can CoQ10 benefit you?
Statin drugs do effectively reduce cholesterol levels, but they also have a nasty reputation for debilitating side effects. Supplementing with Coenzyme Q-10 is a must for those whose doctor insists they stay on a statin medication…