Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

SATURDAY, March 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. medical organizations have conflicting guidelines on the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs in blacks, a new study finds.

Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A primitive Amazonian tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary protection against heart disease, researchers report.

Intensive Treatment Shows Potential Against Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of managing type 2 diabetes as a chronic condition, what if people could beat the disease?

Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who get too much screen time may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their chances of type 2 diabetes, new research says.

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese people tend to develop heart disease at an earlier age, living with chronic illness for much longer than those of a healthy weight, a new study shows.

1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can people really be healthy and obese?

Downside to Gluten-Free Diets: Diabetes Risk?

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Gluten-free" may be the latest diet fad, but new research casts some doubt on its presumed health benefits.

Eye Exam Might Help Spot Poor Circulation in Legs

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could a routine eye exam some day point to trouble with circulation in the legs? New research suggests it might be possible.

Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For Americans with high blood pressure, cutting back on salt is an important way to help keep the condition under control. Yet, new research shows that these patients are getting more salt in their diet than they did in 1999.

Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol's impact on heart attack may differ by age, new research suggests.