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Scientists are working on more precise and tailored statins

October 4, 2019

A huge portion of the world’s population is suffering from high cholesterol. 30 million people are taking statins…
New drug helps combat metabolic syndrome

October 3, 2019

A new drug developed at Yale reduces a host of abnormalities associated with metabolic syndrome, an obesity-born condition…
Rethinking how cholesterol is integrated into cells

September 24, 2019

Cholesterol is best known in connection with cardiovascular disease, but cholesterol is also vital for many fundamental processes…
Vegetable-rich Wahls diet lowers fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients by raising good cholesterol

August 19, 2019

Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) — or good cholesterol — may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis…
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Glowing cholesterol helps scientists fight heart disease

August 1, 2019

A newly developed technique that shows artery clogging fat-and-protein complexes in live fish gave investigators from Carnegie, Johns…
Meta-study finds heart-healthy effects of soy over time – despite U.S. move to revoke health claims

July 10, 2019

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found a consistent cholesterol-lowering effect for soy protein after studying pooled…
Cholesterol that is too low may boost risk for hemorrhagic stroke

July 3, 2019

Current guidelines recommend lowering cholesterol for heart disease risk reduction. New findings indicate that if cholesterol dips too…
Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes, study suggests

June 26, 2019

A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at…
Red and White Meats Are Equally Bad for Cholesterol

June 5, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat, such as poultry, has equally negative effects on…
Researchers discover a weakness in a rare cancer that could be exploited with drugs

February 19, 2019

Cancer cells are, in some respects, impressive: They can grow relentlessly, sidestep the aging process by becoming immortal,…
Cholesterol protein discovery raises hope for smarter drugs

January 18, 2019

Scientists at UNSW Sydney have made a breakthrough discovery about cholesterol transportation in cells that opens the way…
A Diet High in Fat and Cholesterol Can Lead to Life-threatening Liver Disease

January 9, 2019

A new study by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers shows there’s yet another reason to avoid…
Infections may be linked to heart attack and stroke

December 19, 2018

High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and tobacco smoking are all known risk factors for stroke, and heart…
Racial Disparities in Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Cannot Be Explained by Known Risk Factors

November 16, 2018

While it’s well reported that black patients are twice as likely as white patients to succumb to sudden…
Cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s genetically linked

November 13, 2018

Studying DNA from more than 1.5 million people, an international team of researchers — led by Washington University…
Study links cottonseed oil with lower cholesterol

November 5, 2018

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a high-fat diet enriched with cottonseed oil drastically improved cholesterol…
Guarding Teen Hearts

October 31, 2018

People with type 1 diabetes are far more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Their…
Caspase-2 Enzyme Inhibition Shows Promise for Ameliorating Fatty Liver Disease

September 14, 2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered using mice and human clinical specimens,…
Genetic disorder identified in children

June 18, 2018

A genetic defect affecting normal development in children has been identified by a study involving University of Queensland…
Brain cholesterol associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

May 8, 2018

Researchers have shown how cholesterol – a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases – may also play an…
DASH ranked Best Diet Overall for eighth year in a row by U.S. News and World Report

January 4, 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the National Institutes of Health-developed DASH Diet “best overall”…
Cholesterol helps flu virus escape through host cell’s membrane

November 21, 2017

After a flu virus infects a host cell and hijacks its inner workings to create copies of itself,…
Fight Against Top Killer, Clogged Arteries, Garners Acclaimed NIH Award

October 6, 2017

Very many lives may someday depend on the work of researchers like Tony Kim. He’s fighting atherosclerosis, the…
Danish discovery can pave the way for more effective cholesterol medicine

September 27, 2017

More than 600,000 Danes are being treated with cholesterol lowering medicine. 98 per cent of them are treated…
Study examines dietary fats’ impact on healthy, obese adults

August 31, 2017

Metabolically healthy obese adults consuming a diet high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat may be…
Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew

August 11, 2017

Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way…
Elevated cholesterol’s link with canine cancer includes a better prognosis

July 27, 2017

Usually thought of as a health detriment, elevated cholesterol may play a role in longer survival times for…
Social smoking carries same heart-disease risks as everyday habit

May 3, 2017

Social smokers’ risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every…
Researchers explore a new method to study cholesterol distribution on cells

March 21, 2017

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Western Australia have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution…
Researchers find new way to study cholesterol distribution and movement

February 13, 2017

An international team of researchers has developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells…
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