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2005-12-13 00:15:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- People with high cholesterol also have a greater risk of high blood pressure, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in one of the first studies to demonstrate that one may cause the other. A study of 3,000 men monitored for 14 years showed that those who developed the unhealthiest cholesterol levels raised their risk of hypertension by 39 percent. "There appears to be a significant association between increased cholesterol...

2005-12-12 16:56:18

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Abnormal levels of total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), non-HDL cholesterol and the ratio between total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol are independently associated with a subsequent increased risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) in men, results of a 14-year study suggest. Reuters Health recently reported a study by Dr. Howard D. Sesso and colleagues at Harvard Medical School in Boston showing that...

2005-11-29 10:24:30

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For some people, the body's reaction to stress may raise the odds of developing high cholesterol, the results of a new study suggest. Researchers in the UK found that healthy middle-age adults whose cholesterol rose in response to a stressful task were more likely than their peers without this increase to have high cholesterol several years later. It's been known that blood cholesterol can show a short-lived rise in response to stress, study...

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2005-11-29 10:20:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- For some people, the body's reaction to stress may raise the odds of developing high cholesterol, the results of a new study suggest. Researchers in the UK found that healthy middle-age adults whose cholesterol rose in response to a stressful task were more likely than their peers without this increase to have high cholesterol several years later. It's been known that blood cholesterol can show a short-lived rise in response to stress, study co-author Dr. Andrew...

2005-11-17 14:24:35

LONDON (Reuters) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly, French scientists said on Thursday. In a three-year study involving 342 Alzheimer's patients, they found that the illness did not develop as quickly in sufferers with high cholesterol levels who were given statins as in patients not taking the drugs. Professor Florence Pasquier, of the University Hospital in Lille, France, said the...

2005-11-17 01:40:00

LONDON -- Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly, French scientists said on Thursday. In a three-year study involving 342 Alzheimer's patients, they found that the illness did not develop as quickly in sufferers with high cholesterol levels who were given statins as in patients not taking the drugs. Professor Florence Pasquier, of the University Hospital in Lille, France, said the drugs "may slow...

2005-11-16 21:18:47

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rimonabant, know by the trade name Acomplia, results in weight loss and improves the risk profile in obese patients with high cholesterol who are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, new study findings show. Reuters Health has previously reported that rimonabant is effective in reducing weight. The current study, supported by Sanofi-Aventis and published in The New England Journal of Medicine, included overweight or obese patients at high risk for...

2005-11-16 19:11:30

LONDON (Reuters) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly, French scientists said on Thursday. In a three-year study involving 342 Alzheimer's patients, they found that the illness did not develop as quickly in sufferers with high cholesterol levels who were given statins as in patients not taking the drugs. Professor Florence Pasquier, of the University Hospital in Lille, France, said the...

2005-11-14 13:00:00

By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS -- Taking fatty acids commonly found in fish along with cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins provides additional protection against heart attacks and other heart risks, according to a large Japanese study presented on Monday. The 18,645-patient long-term study tested the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) -- a form of omega-3 fatty acid -- plus statins versus statins alone in patients with high cholesterol. The study, presented at the...

2005-09-20 15:33:29

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Being overweight or obese, in the absence of high blood pressure, does not clearly increase the risk of death from heart attack or stroke, French researchers report in the journal Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. "The role of obesity and overweight as independent risk factors for (heart attack and stroke) is still debated," Dr. Athanase Benetos and colleagues from the Center d'Investigations Preventives et Cliniques in Paris write....


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