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2008-07-23 15:00:31

By JANJARVIS FORT WORTH, Texas - Beverly Morgan of Arlington, Texas, was 16 when she started taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. But she eventually abandoned the medication. "I would rather control my cholesterol with exercise and diet simply because when you do put drugs in your body, you're going to have side effects," said Morgan, 19, a student at Mountain View Community College in Dallas. "I try to take as little medications as possible." While many people share...

2008-07-22 00:00:16

By Jan Jarvis FORT WORTH, Texas - Beverly Morgan of Arlington, Texas, was 16 when she started taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. However, she eventually abandoned the medication. "I would rather control my cholesterol with exercise and diet, simply because when you do put drugs in your body, you're going to have side effects," said Morgan, 19, a student at Mountain View Community College in Dallas. "I try to take as little medications as possible." While many people...

2008-07-10 15:00:13

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued its recommendation on July 7 regarding the treatment of children with high cholesterol, it generated a strong response from the community of medical professionals and patients. The National Lipid Association (NLA), a group of healthcare professionals who specialize in cholesterol and heart disease issues, believes that the AAP has acted in the interests of patient care by raising the issue of...

2008-07-08 12:00:16

By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 8--Overweight children should be routinely screened for high cholesterol and medicated as young as 8, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation's largest pediatricians group. The doctors who issued the guidelines said changes are urgent because of the rise in childhood obesity and the increased risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease in children and adults. Research over the past four decades...

2008-07-08 06:00:00

By Tara Parker Pope U.S. pediatricians are recommending wider cholesterol screening for children and more aggressive use of cholesterol-lowering drugs starting as early as the age of 8 in hopes of preventing adult heart problems. The new guidelines, issued Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, also call for giving children low-fat milk after 12 months of age. The push to aggressively screen and medicate for high cholesterol in children is certain to incite controversy amid a...

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2007-12-13 00:30:00

Americans may be too fat, but at least their cholesterol is low. For the first time in nearly 50 years, the average cholesterol level for U.S. adults is in the ideal range, the government reported Wednesday. Results from a national survey that included blood tests found the total average cholesterol level dropped to 199 last year. Experts consider 200 and lower to be ideal. The growing use of cholesterol-lowering pills in middle-aged and older people is believed to be a key reason for the...

2006-11-06 12:00:27

By Peter Popham High in the Italian Alps above the Venetian coast is a village where people do not fall ill. They eat red meat, they drink wine and grappa, many of them smoke, but the crippling, much-feared diseases of civilisation pass them by. They have high cholesterol because of their diet, but it doesn't lead to heart attacks. Hypertension is almost unknown. Very few suffer from diabetes. Cancer is rare. Genetic disease is unheard of. The village is called Stoccareddo, and it is...

2006-08-02 10:30:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK -- A large number of adults with both high blood pressure and high cholesterol are not receiving treatment, a study shows. High blood pressure, or hypertension, and high cholesterol (a.k.a., hypercholesterolemia), are two important modifiable risk factors for heart and circulatory disease. "We were surprised that, despite well-publicized guidelines and treatments available for hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, less than a third are being treated for both...

2006-04-11 18:02:49

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Men with high cholesterol levels, particularly if they were detected before the age of 50, may have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, Italian scientists said on Wednesday. They discovered an association between prostate cancer and raised cholesterol in a study of more than 2,750 men, published online by the journal Annals of Oncology. "We have found a possible relation between high cholesterol and prostate cancer. It was...

2005-12-12 17:19:23

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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...


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