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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cholesterol’

Cholesterol Drug by Amgen Cuts LDL by 60%

A new class of experimental drugs have been proven to dramatically lower cholesterol, and may become a viable option for the 70 million Americans who have high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or “bad” cholesterol. One of these new medicines, Amgen’s Evolocumab, cut cholesterol by 55 to 66 percent compared to a placebo in some studies. The new cholesterol drugs might serve …

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Lower Cholesterol With Fatty Fish And Supplements

If you have high cholesterol, you may find it challenging to know what to eat and what to avoid. There are many medications that you can take to help lower your cholesterol, but if these medications are not enough or you prefer to use something more natural, try eating better and taking supplements. A University of Eastern Finland study that …

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Cholesterol Linked To Alzheimers Disease?

A study being conducted on the onset of Alzheimer’s might be attributed to cholesterol. The study is showing risk factors connected to this heart damaging substance, has been observed in high levels in Alzheimer’s patients. “One of the important themes emerging from dementia research over the past 15 years is that there are intriguing connections between vascular disease and Alzheimer’s …

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Cholesterol Levels: Keep Them Lo-Ho-Ho-W This Xmas

Cholesterol is a hot topic this week, and for good reason– the Christmas dinner rivals the gloriousness of the Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention the cookies and sweets that seem to be everywhere all season. It has since been established that high cholesterol is no longer a worry just for “senior citizens,” according to the FDA, you should start getting …

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Cholesterol Guidelines – 5 Ways to Lower It

With heart disease on the rise, to the tune of 1 in 2 people have it some form of it, and the newest FDA, The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations, it’s opening up the serious issue that our country has faced for decades. Heart disease gone awry. The American Heart Association states that in …

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New Cholesterol Guideline Means Positive Change For The Future

High cholesterol effects a multitude of Americans, all of different ages, races, genders, and backgrounds, and has been linked to a variety of other health issues, including obesity and heart problems. As such, guideline changes concerning cholesterol effect many people, and since the last change occurred in 2004, this one is causing more than a few waves of confusion and …

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New Statin Guidelines Drop Rigid Cholesterol Targets

A recent study from the combined efforts of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology has many wondering whether it is time to consider taking statins on a regular basis to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. The four year study claims that taking the prescribed level of statins instead of ritualistically monitoring cholesterol levels through scheduled blood …

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Cholesterol, New Drug May Bring Billions In Revenue

Sanofi and Regeneron have come together to create a drug that lowers cholesterol and allows people more choices with monitoring individual cholesterol levels. The drug has the potential to sweep through the medial world with current projections aiming that the drug may provide a $3 billion industry by itself. The new drug, alirocumab, is a PCSK9 inhibitor. But what does …

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