Lovastatin For High Cholesterol and Preventing Heart Disease – Overview

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Lovastatin is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol levels and to prevent heart disease. Lovastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body. This medication comes as a tablet and an extended release tablet to take by mouth. […]


Cholesterol Rx and Stroke: The Effects on Older Patients

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If you have to take a pill for high cholesterol, it would be nice to know that it does double duty. New evidence suggests that for healthy older patients, cholesterol drugs might have some benefits beyond just lowering cholesterol. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. New research from France found that medications used […]


Dr. Ronald Krauss on LDL Cholesterol, Particle Size, Heart Disease & Atherogenic Dyslipidemia
19
September

Dr. Ronald Krauss on LDL Cholesterol, Particle Size, Heart Disease & Atherogenic Dyslipidemia

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[Rhonda]: Welcome to another episode of the FoundMyFitness podcast. I’m sitting here with Dr. Ronald Krauss, who is the director of the atherosclerosis center at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and he is an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Francisco. I personally think of Dr. Krauss as one of the scientists that […]


Atorvastatin Treats Cholesterol Levels and Prevents Heart Disease – Overview
19
September

Atorvastatin Treats Cholesterol Levels and Prevents Heart Disease – Overview

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Atorvastatin is a prescription medicine used to treat high cholesterol levels and to prevent heart disease. Atorvastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and […]


The Importance of Getting Tested for Aspirin Allergy
01
September

The Importance of Getting Tested for Aspirin Allergy

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Aspirin has an impressive list of potential health benefits, but new evidence suggests that many patients are told to discontinue this low-cost, effective therapy without just cause. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. A new study found that some cardiovascular patients, who previously had an adverse reaction and were told they were allergic […]


British Heart Foundation – Cholesterol and heart disease
25
August

British Heart Foundation – Cholesterol and heart disease

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Hi. I’m Dave Williams. I’m 28. I’m from Manchester. A couple of years ago, you wouldn’t recognise me. I was 6′ 3″ and 21.5 stone. That was the biggest that I’ve been, and the worst, really. No motivation. I never really did exercise. I never wanted to. All I wanted to do was watch TV […]


High Cholesterol In 30s, 40s, Increases Later Risk Of Heart Disease
25
August

High Cholesterol In 30s, 40s, Increases Later Risk Of Heart Disease

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Although most people with heart disease don’t have heart attacks until their 60s or 70s, the foundation for heart disease, or the buildup of cholesterol plaques in our arteries that later turn into heart attacks starts much earlier on. So the way we framed our question was how does having a prolonged exposure to high […]