The new drug, bempedoic acid, lowered LDL levels by 18 percent with fewer side effects than statin. Esperion Therapeutic is seeking FDA approval for the cholesterol-lowering drug.
Medicine March 13, 2019
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
The recent study saying full-fat dairy products such as cheese, butter, and milk don’t increase the risk of heart disease was rapidly contested by some medical organizations. The cheese debate lays down the pros and cons of saturated fat.
Public Health May 11, 2017
A new editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine called it "plain wrong" to villify saturated fats and say they result in coronary heart disease. Here are the two sides of the ongoing scientific debate.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2017
The benefits of taking statin appear to outweigh the likelihood of side effects to occur. Researchers said the harm associated with use of the cholesterol-lowering drug is exaggerated.
Medicine September 9, 2016
A new review found that controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases among diabetes patients. However, recent data show only 25 percent of diabetes patients manage to keep all three levels in check.
Life April 8, 2016
The number of people with genetically acquired high cholesterol levels may be higher in the U.S. than previously believed. The new findings also showed that it's not only genetics that potentially increases plaque-building LDL cholesterol.
Life March 16, 2016
Cholesterol helps keep the body healthy and well-functioning, but only as long as it is maintained at manageable levels. To help prevent your body from taking in excessive amounts of cholesterol, here are a few examples of superfoods you can eat that can lower levels of this oily and fatty substance.
Life December 30, 2015
A new vaccine shows promise in lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels or bad cholesterol in the body since it predisposes the person to cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good cholesterol since it lowers the LDL levels in the body.
Life November 11, 2015
The new cholesterol vaccine targets PCSK9, a cholesterol-regulating protein. It is positioned as an alternative to statins, which are taken by many of the 73.5 million Americans with high LDL cholesterol and are deemed at risk for heart attack and stroke.
Life November 10, 2015
The Boston-based Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has released a new draft report in which the group stated that the prices for a newly-approved class of cholesterol lowering medications are far too expensive relative to their overall effectiveness.
Life September 9, 2015
The FDA approved the cholesterol-lowering injection Praluent Friday. The drug can be administered by patients themselves, and costs around $15,000 a year. The same committee that recommended Praluent to FDA has also recommended another drug that serves the same purpose, Repatha, still up for final approval by the FDA.
Life July 25, 2015
Amgen's Repatha has received the greenlight from the European Commission as treatment for those with uncontrolled cholesterol who require additional reduction in LDL.
Life July 21, 2015
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