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by Kieran on Feb 22nd 2011

High Cholesterol And Blood Pressure In Middle Age Tied To Early Memory Problems Middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, may not only be at risk for heart disease, but for an increased risk of developing...

by Kieran on Jan 20th 2011

Soy Protein Lowers Non-HDL Cholesterol Significantly More Than Milk Protein Soy protein’s ability to lower total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein or “the bad”) cholesterol has been extensively studied, but the mechanism whereby soy protein lowers...

by Kieran on Dec 16th 2010

A low level of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), commonly known as “good” cholesterol, may raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease say US researchers, who caution their findings still need to be confirmed by other studies. The researchers,...

by Kieran on Dec 4th 2010

Elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet plays an important role in the growth and spread of prostate cancer, say researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Kimmel Cancer Center. Their study, the first to show such an association,...

by Kieran on Nov 30th 2010

An experimental drug more than doubles the level of good cholesterol and cuts the bad kind nearly in half without the blood pressure increase linked to another agent in its class, according to late-breaking clinical trial results presented at the American Heart...

by Kieran on Nov 26th 2010

Research from the Laboratory of Psychiatry and Experimental Alzheimers Research at the Medical University Innsbruck (Austria) demonstrated that chronic high fat cholesterol diet in rats exhibited pathologies similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in Molecular Cellular Neuroscience (45(4):408-417, 2010) with...

by Kieran on Oct 25th 2010

Thanks to a discovery by a Saint Louis University researcher, scientists have identified an important microRNA that may allow us to better control cholesterol levels in blood. Led by Angel Baldán, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology...

by Kieran on Aug 31st 2010

First off, let me explain what LDL cholesterol actually is. LDL cholesterol is a type of lipoprotein which is commonly referred to as bad cholesterol, because high levels of it indicate a high risk of heart disease. Now that we know how serious it is, let’s...

by Kieran on Jun 11th 2010

HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) is the so-called good cholesterol in the blood serum. It is responsible for carrying excess cholesterol away from the body tissues and arteries back to the liver. The liver combines cholesterol with lipoproteins for use...

by Kieran on Jun 7th 2010

About the Ratio High Density Lipoprotein is a substance that carries cholesterol particles from your artery walls back through the bloodstream and into the liver where some of it is metabolized and some excreted from your body in the form of bile salts. Statistics...