Looking for an alternative to fish oil supplements, but still want to get extra omega 3-s?  Krill oil may be your answer.  The link between omega 3 fatty acids and cholesterol is pretty clear and the American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fatty fish a week to get your omega 3s. However, new […]

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High cholesterol levels were associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s in a recent Japanese study. The way in which high cholesterol levels affect changes in the brain are consistent with the way Alzheimer’s changes the brain as well. The study published in the journal Neurology followed 147 Japanese adults 10 to 15 years before […]

Is your cholesterol level high? Did your doctor tell you that your lipid panel is abnormal?  If so, meet your new best friend: Green tea. Researchers analyzed data from 14 research papers published between 1967 and 2010 and concluded that cumulatively, drinking green tea or taking green tea supplements significantly decreased levels of total cholesterol […]

Aids Treatment

HIV treatment has come a long way since AIDS was discovered in 1982. More than 1,000 children a day are diagnosed worldwide.  High cholesterol is common in adults and children with HIV. As reported yesterday, recent research has found children with HIV typically still have high cholesterol levels during treatment with antiretroviral medications according to JAIDS: […]

Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may reduce recurrent stroke risk for younger people. “The study found that those who were treated with a statin at any time after the stroke were 77 percent less likely to experience another stroke or vascular problems compared to those not treated with a statin at all. The results were the […]

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Zocor warning: if you take the popular statin to lower your cholesterol, the 80 mg dose may be dangerous. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is announcing safety label changes for the cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin because the highest approved dose — 80 milligram (mg) — has been associated with an elevated risk of muscle […]

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Cholesterol drug Niaspan may not protect the heart as previously thought. Niacin is Vitamin B3. It helps with proper blood circulation and a healthy nervous system. Niacin has long been known to raise HDL and lower triglycerides. Participants took a statin as well as niacin. Unfortunately, the combination treatment did not reduce heart attacks. According to […]

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The recent enthusiasm for craft brews has elevated beer out of the frat house basement and onto the menus of some of the finest restaurants. And this new-found appreciation for beer is not lost on those in the health field. A recent study showed that moderate beer consumption was associated with an improvement in cholesterol […]