Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.

Health Tip: Cutting Down on Cholesterol in Kids' Diets

(HealthDay News) -- Stocking your kitchen with heart-healthy foods goes a long way toward trimming the fat and cholesterol from your child's diet.

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who keep fit may find they delay normal age-related increases in blood cholesterol levels by up to 15 years, a new study suggests.

Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' levels of triglycerides -- a type of fat in the blood -- have dropped significantly in the past decade, according to a new federal study.

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms.

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If all doctors followed new cholesterol guidelines aimed at children, almost half a million Americans aged 17 to 21 would be prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a new study predicts.