Stories tagged: cholesterol
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Scientists engineer proteins that caused obese animals to lose weight and lower cholesterol
As the U.S. obesity rate has galloped toward 40 percent, doctors, drug designers and dispirited dieters have all wondered the same thing: What if a pill could deliver the benefits …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Ask Doctor K: Do I really need to fast before my cholesterol test?
Dear Doctor K: I heard that fasting will no longer be required before a cholesterol test. Will the results still be as accurate? Dear reader: To answer your question, I …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
President Obama in excellent health, lowers cholesterol level
President Barack Obama is in excellent health and is getting into better shape, lowering his cholesterol level and gaining muscle since his last exam, his personal physician reported Tuesday.
Tue., July 28, 2015
Ask Doctor K: ‘Natural’ options not always the best treatment for high cholesterol
DEAR DOCTOR K: My cholesterol is high and my doctor wants me to go on a statin. I’d like to avoid medication. Do any supplements effectively lower cholesterol? DEAR READER: …
Tue., Dec. 30, 2014
Side effects aside, statins can offer big benefits
Dear Doc: Every time my doctor recommends a statin, I cringe. It seems that all you doctors do is push drugs. Look, I don’t smoke, I jog every day and …
Tue., Dec. 16, 2014
Plenty of reasons to toot the horn for beans
Beans, beans, beans – even talking about them makes you smile. And, of course, you know why. Every adolescent seems to have a bean joke or story somewhere in their …
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010
Japan study: High LDL has lower death rate than low LDL
TOKYO – The Japan Society for Lipid Nutrition has drawn up new guidelines stating that high cholesterol levels are better for living longer, defying conventional wisdom. There are two kinds …
Tue., April 27, 2010
3 conditions plague half of U.S. adults
LOS ANGELES – Nearly half of all adult Americans have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, all conditions that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers from the national …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2009
Cholesterol drug study raises new concerns
ORLANDO, Fla. – A new study raises fresh concerns about Zetia and its cousin, Vytorin – drugs still taken by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol, despite questions raised last …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009
Seek alternatives to cholesterol medicine
Dear Dr. Gott: I am an active 71-year-old woman with a cholesterol reading of 258, which I know is high. I do not want to go on medication, and my …