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News on Cholesterol continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Should men at risk for cardiovascular disease receive earlier cholesterol treatment?

New guidelines on cholesterol treatment and cardiovascular risk assessment state that men have at least double the risk of dying from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or of having a heart attack or stroke as do women with a similar risk profile .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Rush University

6 hrs ago | Health News Digest

Which Supplements Help Lower Cholesterol?

White Plains, New York - July 22, 2014 - Certain dietary supplements can help reduce elevated cholesterol levels.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, White Plains, NY, Supplement, Policosanol

11 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Austin Times

Stressed women, saving yourself from sitting: 5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, HPV

The Town Talk

Roach: Do statins affect heart muscle?

Dear Dr. Roach: I have had coronary bypass surgery, and I take cholesterol medicine.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

CiteULike

Effects of Lowering LDL Cholesterol on Progression of Kidney Disease.

Lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of developing atherosclerotic events in CKD, but the effects of such treatment on progression of kidney disease remain uncertain.

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Related Topix: Health, Zocor, Simvastatin (generic), Zetia, Ezetimibe (generic), Kidney Cancer

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Personal Injury Law News

Lipitor Lawsuits Continue to Be Filed in South Carolina Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

The Firm is actively investigating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the cholesterol-lowering statin.

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Related Topix: Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Researchers paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart disease

Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology , are one step closer to the goal of developing the world's first T-cell peptide-based vaccine for heart disease - the number one killer in the nation.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Wayne State University, Immunology, Biology, Science

Fri Jul 18, 2014

CNN

Stress = fat and fitter sitting, in 5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, HPV

Examiner.com

Taking niacin is not helping your heart health

In an study released by the New England Journal of Medicine on July 16, 2014, it has been determined that the benefits of niacin on preventing heart disease are not significant.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Medicine, Heart Disease, Health, Diabetes

WSOCTV

Excessive Niacin is harmful, study says

One of the most popular cholesterol-lowering supplements available in the U.S., niacin, might actually be doing more harm than good.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

International Business Times

Taking Niacin or Vitamin B3 for the Heart Reflects Serious Health Risks: Study

Niacin, commonly known as vitamin B3, is used by a significant number of Americans to treat cholesterol problem as well as it is widely used for maintenance of general health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Supplement, Vitamin B

CBS Local

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 and raises the good HDL .

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

No benefit, more risks found with niacin

Millions of Americans take the drug niacin. It's often prescribed in combination with statins like Lipitor to lower cholesterol.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Health

KYTX-TV News

Health Alert: Wrong script for flu sufferers

Women making the difficult choice to undergo a double mastectomy when cancer is diagnosed in one breast receive only a marginal increase in life expectancy, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Health

KOLD-TV Tucson

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that many Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health.... By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that many Americans take for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, Science / Technology, NASA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

Dad's heartbreaking Internet plea spurs strangers

Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked... Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, Toledo, OH

WATE-TV Knoxville

After 16 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat

The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the authority that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Gay/Lesbian

Medical Daily

Niacin Prescribed As Cholesterol Therapy Does Not Lower Heart Attack Risk And Increases Risk Of Death

Niacin , a B vitamin that our bodies use to convert carbohydrates into energy, has been used to increase high-density lipoprotein , also known as "good" cholesterol, for upward of 50 years.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, Cardiology

ABC News

Studies See New Risks for Cholesterol Drug Niacin

New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

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