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HealthDay News: Cholesterol

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows.
Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.
If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

Muffins -- and other fatty foods -- can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they're made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests.
High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study

After surgery for prostate cancer, elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the cancer's return, a new study suggests.
Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, appears to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in women, a new study finds.
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Genes may interact with stress to trigger heart disease in some people, a new study suggests.
Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.
Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

Babies born early or at low birth weight are at risk later in life of having smaller, less efficient brains or health problems that increase their risk for heart disease, according to a pair of new studies.
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.

 

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