New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug dramatically lowers blood levels of potentially harmful triglycerides, a new study finds.

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Praluent (alirocumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with inherited high cholesterol (heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia) or people at risk of heart attack or stroke from high cholesterol derived from foods or produced by the liver.

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Praluent, the first of a powerful new class of injected, cholesterol-lowering drugs that experts believe could change cardiovascular care.

In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study

FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating on the run might not be so bad after all: A new study finds diners consume more salt and cholesterol in sit-down restaurants than they do in fast-food joints.

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A scan of calcium deposits inside your arteries can help doctors deduce how long you're likely to live, a new study has found.

Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren't aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren't being treated, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol?

(HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol is a risk factor for serious health problems, from heart attack to stroke.

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of powerful cholesterol drugs is poised to hit the market, and doctors are both hopeful about their potential, and worried that insurers won't pay for them.

FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon

SUNDAY, June 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Harmful trans fats may soon be banished from America's food supply, following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement expected any day now.

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials recommended Wednesday the approval of a second new drug that's part of a novel class of medications that sharply cuts levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.