Latest Cholesterol Stories

2013-09-04 08:14:56

In a randomized trial that included about 2,000 patients with or at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), use of a fixed-dose combination medication for blood pressure, cholesterol, and platelet control compared to usual care resulted in significantly improved medication adherence after 15 months and small improvements in systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, according to a study in the September 4 issue of JAMA. "The long-term use of cardiovascular disease...

Stroke And Heart Disease Deaths Could Be Avoided
2013-09-04 06:15:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke occurred in 2010 in the US. Over 50 percent of these deaths happened to people 65 years of age or younger, and between 2001 and 2010 the overall rate of preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke went down nearly 30 percent. The researchers indicate that lack of access...

2013-09-03 23:26:48

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2013-09-02 09:53:11

Dr Gitt said: "There are wide variations between European countries in the achievement of LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) targets. However the effect of different reimbursement systems on meeting the targets was unknown." Between June 2008 and February 2009 DYSIS assessed the prevalence and types of persistent lipid abnormalities in patients receiving statins. Eligible patients were at high risk of a cardiovascular event, aged >45 years, and had been on chronic statin treatment for at least...

2013-09-02 09:48:05

Dr Nakano said: "Many randomized clinical trials, such as Treating to New Targets (TNT) and PROVE IT-TIMI, have shown that aggressive cholesterol lowering with statins improves clinical outcomes in patients with CAD and high LDL-C levels.1,2 But until now it was not known whether aggressive lipid lowering with statins would also benefit CAD patients with very low LDL-C levels." The current study used the Ibaraki Cardiovascular Assessment Study (ICAS), a registry of 2,238 patients from 12...

2013-08-28 09:25:45

Lifestyle change, medication both linked to cholesterol improvements Two treatments that slow the development of diabetes also may protect people from heart disease, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Researchers examined the effect that making intensive lifestyle changes or taking the medication metformin had on cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The study, part of the National...

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