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2011-03-09 08:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowing what to eat when you have both type 2 diabetes and high LDL cholesterol can be tough, but now it's time to make good on your New Year's resolutions. To help adults with either or both of these chronic health conditions make healthy food choices the Two Reasons, One Recipe campaign features new recipes - such as a delicious baked apple and wild berry frozen fruit pops - as well as shopping and cooking tips developed by acclaimed chef...

2011-02-23 08:24:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- High cholesterol and blood pressure in middle age may not only be risk factors for heart disease, but also for developing early cognitive and memory problems, according to this study. Participants of the study included 3,486 men and 1,341 women with an average age of 55 who underwent cognitive tests three times over ten years. The tests measured reasoning, memory, fluency, and vocabulary. Participants received a Framingham risk scores that is used to predict 10-year risk...

2011-02-21 20:53:16

Middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, may not only be at risk for heart disease, but for an increased risk of developing early cognitive and memory problems as well. That's according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011. For the study, 3,486 men and 1,341 women with an average age of 55 underwent cognitive tests three...

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2011-02-02 05:50:00

Most Americans with high cholesterol and high blood pressure are not being effectively treated for their condition, putting them at higher risk for heart attack or stroke, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. Two-thirds of adults with high cholesterol and half of adults with high blood pressure are not adequately controlling the problem, the agency said. "Although treatment of high blood pressure and high cholesterol is very effective and relatively low-cost,...

2011-02-02 00:00:39

Two out of three U.S. adults with high cholesterol and half of U.S. adults with high blood pressure are not being treated effectively, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular (blood vessel) diseases are among the leading causes of death and now kill more than 800,000 adults in the US each year. Of these, 150,000 are younger than age 65. These...

2010-11-10 18:26:27

Johns Hopkins-led research finds decline in cholesterol levels over time put more women at risk High cholesterol levels in middle age do not appear to increase women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia later in life, new Johns Hopkins-led research finds, despite a body of scientific evidence long suggesting a link between the two. What the study, published online in the journal Neurology, does find is that women whose cholesterol levels decline from middle age...

2010-09-25 00:48:22

Findings identify malnutrition and inflammation as key to understanding effects of cholesterol in kidney disease patients To understand the health effects of high cholesterol levels, doctors first need to assess malnutrition and inflammation status in their chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Patients with CKD often develop and die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). While it's well...

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2010-09-15 07:33:59

A recent study points to a link between mothers who smoked during pregnancy and babies having an increased risk of developing high cholesterol as adults. Increasing evidence suggests there is a link between being born small-for-gestational-age (SGA) -- smaller than normal for the baby's sex and at what week in pregnancy the child was born -- and having high cholesterol in adulthood, Xiaozhong Wen of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, told Reuters Health. But Wen and his colleagues were...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) urges Americans to take important steps to manage their cholesterol during National Cholesterol Education Month in September. Based on current estimates, 102 million Americans aged 20 years or older have borderline high or high cholesterol.(i) Adopting a healthy lifestyle, including a low-fat diet and exercise, along with cholesterol medication if needed, can help lower levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol.(ii,, iii, iv) To...

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2010-07-12 12:50:00

Thousands of children with high levels of LDL cholesterol are going untreated, as current guidelines exclude as many as 10-percent of those who could benefit from medication, according to a new study completed by researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown. According to a July 12 Time Magazine article, "Current government recommendations suggest screening for high cholesterol in children with a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol (with at least one parent...