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Latest Cholesterol Depletion Stories

2012-01-25 09:29:00

DENVER, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Children are being prescribed low-cholesterol drugs that could harm them, says Organic Chemist Shane Ellison, M.S. and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures. "Many people believe they need to lower their cholesterol with cholesterol-lowering alternatives to save them from heart attack and stroke. The myth is so prevalent that the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association issued new guidelines set out to put children as young as...

2012-01-20 08:00:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire)- 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. Carol Prives and her team at Columbia University devised an experiment to study cancer cells grown in an artificial system that resembles the three-dimensional structures in a human breast. The researchers learned that cells carrying...

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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. Scientists have discovered that brain cholesterol synthesis, which is the only source of cholesterol for the brain, dropped in several mouse models of diabetes.  "Since cholesterol is required by neurons to form synapses (connections) with other cells, this decrease in cholesterol could affect how nerves function for appetite regulation, behavior,...

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. A comprehensive analysis by investigators at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, included 22 scientific studies with more than 2.5 million combined participants. "Statin use was associated with a statistically significant reduction in colorectal cancer," explained Jewel...

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. The research team has just published the important discovery about the causes of cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats) in one of the world's leading scientific journals.Together with a group from Paris, France, UBC researchers David Fedida and Jodene Eldstrom found that too much...

2009-02-24 18:36:11

Cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins may lessen brain function, an Iowa State University scientist suggests. Yeon-Kyun Shin said the results of his study show that drugs that inhibit the liver from making cholesterol may also keep the brain from making cholesterol, which is vital to efficient brain function. If you deprive cholesterol from the brain, then you directly affect the machinery that triggers the release of neurotransmitters, Shin said in a statement. Neurotransmitters...