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Study Brings About Concerns For Using Niacin To Treat Cholesterol

Niacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL (low density lipoproteins) and raises the good HDL (high density lipoproteins).

07/17/2014

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Pitt Study: Menopause A Particular Time For Cholesterol Concern

At menopause, typically around age 50, the ovaries shut down and a woman’s hormones change.

07/15/2014

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Study Finds Link Between Statin Users And High-Calorie Diets

Millions of Americans take medication to keep the cholesterol in check.

04/25/2014

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Cholesterol Becoming A Growing Issue For Kids

When you think of high cholesterol, your first thought isn’t usually children.

04/01/2014

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New Guidelines Could Put More People On Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

New guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.

11/12/2013

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New Drug Showing A Lot Of Promise In Fight Against Cholesterol

A different way to lower bad cholesterol may be just around the corner. It’s an injection, every other week, and it has been doing well in clinical trials.

10/17/2013

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New Study Looks At Seasons & Cholesterol Levels

When is “good cholesterol season?” Turns out, it could be right around the corner.

03/08/2013

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Coffee Linked With Boosting LDL Cholesterol Levels

If your cholesterol is high, chances are you’ve been told to change your lifestyle. You probably hear things like, stop smoking, get more exercise and avoid fatty foods. Well, it appears health experts may soon be telling you to cut down on your coffee intake.

08/16/2012

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Study Finds Women Benefit From Statins

Who benefits more from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins – men or women? Turns out, they both benefit.

01/31/2012

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Lipitor Goes Generic

The world’s best-selling prescription drug went generic today. The patent ran out on Lipitor, which is used to lower cholesterol.

11/30/2011

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Study To Use Cholesterol Drug To Fight Colon Cancer

In a National Cancer Institute study, a cholesterol drug is thought to interfere with a protein colon cancer cells need to divide.

03/31/2011

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Do-It-Yourself Blood Tests Becoming Preferred Option For Some

The latest news about health care reveals that just over half of Americans have put off some sort of care because of the cost. But there are ways to cut costs without risking your health. CBS’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the latest order-your-own blood tests that get results without breaking the bank.

03/10/2011

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Study: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Could Affect Memory

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Loss of memory and thinking ability later in life isn’t something that happens overnight, but something that takes many years. A study is showing even at mid-life, your health can influence what […]

02/24/2011

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Study: Eggs Healthier Than Previously Thought

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Eggs are better for you than you may think. A new study found the average amount of cholesterol in one large egg is actually lower than previously thought. “Eggs are more nutritious […]

02/08/2011

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Statins for All? Study Says No

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In the United States, you need a prescription to get a cholesterol lowering medicine, and that’s for good reason. A broad analysis reinforced that safeguard. In Great Britain, people can get cholesterol […]

01/19/2011

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