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2. Cholesterol and Your Heart

To understand how cholesterol affects your cardiovascular health, it helps to understand the workings of your heart and vascular system.
The Heart
Think of your heart as a pump, about the size of a fist and weighing only 8 to 10 ounces. It consists of two upper chambers (the left and right

5. Change Your Lifestyle and Lower Your Risks

This medication will lower your LDL cholesterol. That drug may reduce your risk of heart attacks. Another one will reduce your triglycerides.
Whatever medications you see advertised on air or in print, they all have one thing in common: They should augment the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make to manage

2. Cholesterol and Your Heart

To understand how cholesterol affects your cardiovascular health, it helps to understand the workings of your heart and vascular system.
The Heart
Think of your heart as a pump, about the size of a fist. It consists of two upper chambers (the left and right atria) and two lower chambers (the left

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In some ways, your blood vessels are akin to that problematic plumbing in your kitchen. Just as the drain pipes are obstructed by what you deposit into them, so your arteries can become gradually blocked as a result of the fatty foods you’ve ingested over the years. Every burger or

Mind, Mood & Memory: 2017 Index

Index key: Subject (Month, page number).
AGING
Self-Efficacy: The Secret to a Rewarding Older Age (Jan., p3)

Powerful Rx for Aging and Mental Decline: Exercise! (April, p1)

Aging Diseases that Affect the Brain (April, p6)

Old Age May Bring a Happiness Bonus (May, p3)
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD/DEMENTIA)
Most Older Adults Would Be Amenable to an Alzheimer’s Test

Alzheimer’s Disease: Working to Solve the Mystery

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects 5.1 million Americans, and there is currently no cure. However, neurologist Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Cognitive health and NFL Cognitive Care says that there are some hopeful developments in AD research—along with potentially promising data you may have seen reported

Over Time, Slightly Elevated LDL Cholesterol Increases Heart Risk

It is well known that the longer you smoke cigarettes, the greater your risk of heart disease. Now it appears that ongoing, higher-than-normal cholesterol levels have the same effect.
A study conducted at Duke Clinical Research Institute found that 55-year-old adults with moderately elevated levels of non-HDL cholesterol for 11 to

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