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HealthDay News: Cholesterol

Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

A drop in salt consumption likely played a big role in a recent large reduction in deaths related to heart disease and stroke in England, a new study suggests.
Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

Eating beans, lentils and other legumes may help you cut down on LDL "bad" cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease, a new review suggests.
Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too

Though the pyramids are proof of the ancient Egyptians' architectural skills, new research on mummies tucked away inside them unearths a lesser known fact: heart disease was as common then as it is today.
New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients.
Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight

About one of three Texas kids screened for cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 had borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, a new study has found.
Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

Early, intensive education aimed at preparing at-risk children for school may also translate into better health in middle age, a new study suggests.
Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds

Here's something that's sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.
Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

A new study finds that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke dipped slightly in Michigan after the state cracked down on smoking in bars and restaurants.
Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines

Nearly 13 million more Americans will be eligible to take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new guidelines, and most of those additional users will be older than 60, researchers say.
Keep Your Heart Healthy

Here's the bad news: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and 49 percent of adults have at least one risk factor for the disease. But the good news is that there are a number of things you can do to keep your heart healthy.

 

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