New Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Near FDA Approval

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, clinical trials, Dr. Steven Nissen, heart, heart disease, heart health, LDL, PCSK9, PCSK9 inhibitors, statins

Two exciting new drugs that can dramatically lower “bad” cholesterol levels have received approval from an FDA advisory panel, moving the drugs closer to being available for patient use.

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Why You Should No Longer Worry About Cholesterol in Food

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, diabetes, good cholesterol, HDL, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, LDL, study, Trans fats

A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report will help shape the next version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.

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Heart Guidelines Urge Increased Statin Use (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart attack, LDL, obesity, statins, stroke, Trans fats, Type 2 diabetes

New heart guidelines take a dramatic turn, recommending greatly increased use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

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A New Way to Raise ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

Tags: Catalyst, cholesterol, HDL, LDL

A large Cleveland Clinic-led study looks at a new drug that may increase HDL, or “good” cholesterol. The good, the bad and the promising in cholesterol research.

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Why Should You Eat Seeds?

Tags: antioxidant, bad cholesterol, heart disease, LDL, muscle weakness, omega-3, seeds, vitamin e

Next time you make a salad, sprinkle a few sesame, pumpkin or other seeds for a healthy mix -- but keep the seeds in moderation to avoid adding too many calories and fat.


Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Red Meat

Tags: healthy diet, heart 411, LDL, red meat

You can eat red meat and still have a healthy heart.