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Low-carb diet beats low-fat diet

Low-carb diet beats low-fat diet...

Results from a study that compared a low-carb diet to a low-fat diet have just been released. Weight loss between the two diets was approximately the same, however, people on the low-carb diet had lower blood pressure and better cholesterol levels than those on the low-fat diet.

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Seeing why high blood pressure can result in a heart attack

Seeing why high blood pressure can result in a heart attack...

This video animation brings blood pressure and cholesterol, and the effects they have, to life. I think it is a lot more meaningful than a few numbers.

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Statins are too pricey for some

Statins are too pricey for some...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Cholesterol News, Kellie's blog on October 24, 2009 | 2 responses | permalink

Interesting new research has shown that in the late 1970s it was wealthier Americans who had higher cholesterol. Today it’s a different story.

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Whole flaxseed helps cholesterol

Whole flaxseed helps cholesterol...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Cholesterol News, Kellie's blog on September 13, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Adding the whole flaxseed to your diet can lower your cholesterol levels, according to research that looked at the results of many flaxseed studies.

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Warning over cholesterol in fried foods

Warning over cholesterol in fried foods...

A type of cholesterol called oxycholesterol, found in fried and fast foods, is more likely to damage the arteries than LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol.

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Cholesterol linked with dementia

Cholesterol linked with dementia...

Even moderately high cholesterol levels in our 40s can significantly increase the risk of developing dementia later in life.

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Statins cause muscle damage

Statins cause muscle damage...

Statins, which are used to lower cholesterol, can cause muscle damage in people who suffer muscle aches and weakness from taking statins.

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Red yeast rice lowers cholesterol

Red yeast rice lowers cholesterol...

Red yeast rice has been shown to work in a similar way to a statin, by reducing the amount of cholesterol that the liver makes.

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Ignored cholesterol cause of heart attacks

Ignored cholesterol cause of heart attacks...

People with higher levels of a little-understood form of cholesterol called lipoprotein (a), were more likely to have heart attacks.

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Cheerios cholesterol lowering claims?

Cheerios cholesterol lowering claims?...

Cheerios promotes and packages their cereal as cholesterol lowering, which the FDA has warned is in “serious violations” of FDA rules.

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Keep your cholesterol and blood pressure down

Keep your cholesterol and blood pressure down...

People who had a stroke can significantly reduce the chance of a second stroke or heart attack by controlling their blood pressure and cholesterol.

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High cholesterol in dogs leads to tail chasing.

High cholesterol in dogs leads to tail chasing....

This story seems a bit bizarre! However, researchers have found that dogs who chase their tails have high cholesterol.

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Lower your LDL cholesterol with barley

Lower your LDL cholesterol with barley...

A significant reduction in ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides has been seen in people who eat barley. Learn how to include more barley in your diet!

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Weight training can lower cholesterol

Weight training can lower cholesterol...

Lifting weights is not just for bodybuilders! A study has shown that weight training can reduce cholesterol.

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FDA supports Vytorin drug

FDA supports Vytorin drug...

Vytorin, a cholesterol lowering medication has been under review by the FDA for a year. The results have now been released.

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