Structural formula of cholesterol

Cholesterol in the News

The articles featured below include news about or mention of cholesterol. They include research reports, possible effects of high cholesterol foods, and information about management of high cholesterol. News items about cholesterol are listed in date order with the most recent at the top and links to the full articles.

Excessive amounts of cholesterol in the blood increase the risk of coronary heart disease and diseases of the arteries. However, a certain amount of cholesterol is essential for good health. It forms part of the outer membrane, which is called the cell membrane that surrounds every cell in the body. It insulates nerve fibres and is needed in order for the body to produce important hormones.

Women's cholesterol levels vary with phase of menstrual cycle

The authors of the study found that women's total cholesterol levels rise as estrogen levels increase during the monthly menstrual cycle, drop shortly before ovulation, then decrease more rapidly...

10 Aug '10

Genomic mapping identifies largest yet set of genes associated with heart disease

Scanning the genomes of more than 100,000 people from all over the world, scientists report the largest set of genes discovered underlying high cholesterol and high triglycerides — the major risk f...

04 Aug '10 | USA

Eating processed meats may increase risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Although most dietary guidelines recommend reducing meat consumption, prior individual studies have shown mixed results for relationships between meat consumption and cardiovascular diseases and di...

18 May '10 | Diabetes | USA

Could 'Health Supplement' steroids protect against heart disease?

So-called 'fountain of youth' steroids are made naturally in the body, but levels decline rapidly with age. This has led to a market in synthetically made steroids that are promoted for their healt...

13 May '10 | Heart Disease | Leeds, UK

Drug that increases good cholesterol reduces clogging of arteries

Health News : Research : Drug that increases good cholesterol reduces clogging of arteries : Oxford University, UK

03 Nov '09

Cure for the Middle-age Spread

Researchers show that the somatopause is related directly to the decline of growth hormone (a natural substance produced by the body) during aging. Campbell cites biomedical research showing that i...

20 Jan '09 | Australia

Health checks to combat heart disease in Scotland

A preventative care programme has been launched in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The first Keep Well pilot will assess 45-64 year olds in Airdrie, Coatbridge and Wishaw for the risk factors associat...

24 Oct '06 | Heart Disease | Scotland

Highlights from the December 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Articles in the December 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association include information about Reducing Trans-Fatty Acid Content in French Fries and Nutrients per Calorie and Uni...

02 Dec '05 | Nutrition | USA

Cholesterol drugs can prevent heart attacks and strokes regardless of presenting cholesterol levels

Statin drugs could help in a wider range of patients than currently considered for treatment. Doctors need to identify all patients at risk of a heart attack or stroke and prescribe a statin at a ...

27 Sep '05 | Cholesterol | International

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