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Latest Cholesterol Depletion Stories

2012-01-20 08:00:25

Cholesterol lowering statins seem to be effective against breast cancer in some patients. Research shows that a mutation in a single gene may be a way for researchers to identify tumors that are likely to respond to statin therapy.

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2010-11-30 14:23:41

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered that diabetes is able to affect how much cholesterol the brain is able to produce.

2010-10-18 16:32:57

A systematic review of the medical literature supports the hypothesis that statins, cholesterol‐lowering drugs used to prevent cardiac problems, are associated with reduced risk of colon and rectal cancers.

2009-08-21 08:26:09

Cholesterol can affect the flow of the electrical currents that generate the heart beat, according to a study from two UBC cardiovascular researchers funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.

2009-02-24 18:36:11

Cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins may lessen brain function, an Iowa State University scientist suggests.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.