Tag: High Cholesterol

Keeping A Regular Sleep Schedule Can Help Prevent Metabolic Problems, Says Study

A study linked irregular sleeping habits to the increased risk of metabolic disorders, including obesity and high blood sugar. An hour of variability in time for bed and time for sleep can raise the risk to up to 27 percent.

Public Health June 7, 2019

Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine May Help Prevent Heart Attacks

In mice study, an experimental vaccine that lowers cholesterol led to less narrowing of the arteries and reduced markers of blood inflammation. What makes the vaccine different from currently available medications for decreasing cholesterol levels?

Medicine June 20, 2017

Increasing Good Cholesterol May Not Prevent Stroke, Heart Attack

A drug showed promise in lowering bad cholesterol levels and increasing good cholesterol levels. Though the effects on cholesterol are promising, it has no effect in reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Life April 5, 2016

Eating Egg Everyday Not Bad For Heart: Study Finds No Link Between High-Cholesterol Diet And Cardiovascular Disease

Eating an egg a day and high intake of dietary cholesterol do not raise cardiovascular disease risk. This goes true even in individuals who are genetically predisposed to experience more impact of dietary cholesterol.

Life February 12, 2016

FDA Gives Nod To Praluent: New Class Of Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Is Pricey

Praluent could soon help patients with high cholesterol, as the drug has received FDA approval. However, this new treatment method also comes at a hefty cost.

Life July 26, 2015

People with Eczema at Higher Risk of Obesity, Heart Disease, Other Health Problems

Eczema is more than just a skin problem. For people with this condition, the health problems go far beyond the skin.

Life January 17, 2015

Pac-Man Drug Alirocumab can Reboot Your Cholesterol to Levels of a Baby

High cholesterol levels can increase odds for heart disease, stroke and early death but a new drug has shown promise in reducing the risks. In clinical trial, the Alirocumab drug was shown to reduce bad cholesterol to less than the levels of a baby.

Life December 8, 2014

Sanofi-Regeneron drug alirocumab seen reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) to huge extent

An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug called Alirocumab from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals significantly reduced bad cholesterol levels in four ongoing trials. An analysis also showed the drug could reduce risks for premature death, stroke, heart attack and hospitalization.

Life September 2, 2014

Evolocumab shot may lower bad cholesterol levels by as much as 75 percent

A new drug called Evolocumab is found to lower LDL cholesterol levels in conjunction with statins. If further studies show that it can lower the risk of heart disease, more patients on statin may be able to benefit from it.

Life May 15, 2014

High cholesterol increases breast cancer risk

A new study reveals that raised levels of cholesterol increase breast cancer risk in women.

Life December 2, 2013

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