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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...

2010-07-08 13:57:42

Women who have the most serious form of angina are three times as likely to develop severe coronary artery disease (CAD) as men with the same condition, according to the July issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine. Canadian researchers looked at the records of 23,771 patients referred for first diagnostic angiography over a six-year period. They found that women over the age of 60 with CCS Class IV angina (as defined by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society) faced a 21% higher absolute risk...

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2010-07-07 06:05:00

European children with high levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides will soon have a new way to fight those health issues after the European Union approved a new chewable form of Lipitor, Pfizer said Tuesday. The approval includes children whose high blood fats are due to inherited disease that causes high cholesterol levels -- familial hypercholesterolemia. Pfizer Inc won US approval for Lipitor use for children 10 to 17 in 2002. Lipitor is the world's number-one-selling drug, with...

2010-04-26 06:15:00

HOERSHOLM, Denmark and SAN DIEGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Santaris Pharma A/S, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of RNA-targeted therapies, today announced that it has advanced into drug development a discovery research candidate directed against PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9), an important new target for the treatment of high cholesterol. Using its proprietary Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) Drug Platform and Drug...


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