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The Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program ( NCEP ) - Adult Treatment Panel and the most recent guidelines of the Third Joint Task Force of European and Other Societies on Cardiova ...


Trans- and saturated fats have long been recognized dangerous and the diet that contain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( PUFAs ) and mono-unsaturated fatty acids ( MUFAs ) is preferred -- with no clear b ...


By measuring specific oxidized phospholipid molecules in the blood, researchers led by University of California, San Diego ( UCSD ) School of Medicine found that the levels of this toxic molecule cir ...


A study, published in the Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association ( AHA ), shows that, regardless of cholesterol levels, men can cut by half their risk of dying from cardiovascular dise ...


The total cholesterol level among older adults has declined significantly, while there has been little change among younger adults. Serum total and low-density lipoprotein ( LDL ) cholesterol contr ...


Very low LDL cholesterol levels appear to be safe for heart patients on statin therapies. " There was no apparent safety concern for patients whose resultant LDL on intensive therapy was lower tha ...


Experts at Johns Hopkins have issued interim guidelines for physicians on how best to treat low levels of HDL cholesterol. In an article published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the Hopkin ...


Researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2005 that a newly discovered genetic variation, in combination with a second variation, reduces the ability of statin drugs ...


A study found that partially substituting protein and monounsaturated fat for carbohydrates can improve cholesterol levels, further lower blood pressure and reduce estimated cardiovascular risk. De ...


Heredity plays a major role in determining the blood lipid profile and heart rate variability of blacks and whites, two major risk factors for coronary artery disease. “ There are some interesting ...


A national study of more than 15,000 adults found that African-Americans are more likely to have problems with circulation in their legs due to hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. Arteri ...


Decaffeinated coffee may cause an increase in harmful LDL cholesterol by increasing a specific type of blood fat linked to the metabolic syndrome, hints a new study presented at the American Heart Ass ...


A two-year study demonstrated that Rosuvastatin ( Crestor ) reversed plaque build-up in the arteries of patients with evidence of coronary artery disease. This is the first time a statin has demon ...


Researchers at Cleveland Clinic reported that the drug Torcetrapib, despite raising high density lipoprotein cholesterol ( HDL ) by more than 60%, did not slow the progression of plaque buildup in t ...


The American College of Cardiology ( ACC ) and the American Heart Association ( AHA ) have jointly released revised Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Elevation ...