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Body Shop | Is your cholesterol level too low?
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Last week, I discussed a news story that captured a lot of media attention. It was about a research study that reported if you lower your salt (sodium) intake, it could be bad for your health. This, of course, flies in the face of 60-years of good …

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Merck & Co.'s Cholesterol-Buster Program Isn't (Yet) an Exercise in Futility
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Independent trial monitors have crunched data from a massive 30,000 patient cholesterol trial underway at Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) and have recommended that the trial continue as planned. The fact that independent monitors evaluated efficacy and safety …

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Merck Continuing Study of Cholesterol Drug in New Class
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Merck & Co. said Friday that it will continue a huge patient study of an experimental cholesterol medicine, the last one standing in a once-promising class of drugs being developed to prevent heart attacks, after an independent monitoring committee …

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Advising people about heart risk genes helped cut cholesterol: study
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CHICAGO – People who were told their genetic risk for heart disease had lower levels of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, six months later, according to a new study that offers a first glimpse of how doctors might use genetic information in clinical …

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Well | To Lower Cholesterol, Try a Foray Into the Mediterranean Diet
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Many Americans, when faced with a serious health risk like high cholesterol, opt to take a pill rather than adopt healthier living habits. A middle-aged woman I know is typifies this attitude. Thrilled with how well medication has controlled her rising …

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Statins do more than lower cholesterol
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Shortly after my 60th birthday, my cholesterol level inexplicably began to rise despite daily exercise, a healthy weight and a diet low in saturated fats. I tried to bring it down by cutting cheese, eggs and most meat from my diet and taking a daily …

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Popular cholesterol drugs may make flu vaccine less effective
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Millions of people who take statins to lower cholesterol may not get maximum protection from flu vaccines, two new studies suggest. Both studies looked at the effectiveness of flu vaccines in people who were or were not using statins. Taken together …

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Cholesterol levels and tendon pain may be related
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Cholesterol is essential for life, but too much in the blood increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and may also be linked to musculoskeletal problems, such as tendon injuries, said coauthor James E. Gaida of the University of Canberra and …

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High Cholesterol Linked to Tendon Trouble
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Compared to those with normal tendon structure, people with abnormal tendon structure had higher total cholesterol. They also had higher levels of "bad" low-density cholesterol, lower levels of "good" high-density cholesterol, and higher levels of …

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