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New drug combo to cut cardiovascular disease

New drug combo to cut cardiovascular disease

How low should our cholesterol be and just how safe are statins?

How low should our cholesterol be and just how safe are statins?

On the diabetes front the news is not good

On the diabetes front the news is not good

Nutritional supplement policosanol does not lower cholesterol levels

Nutritional supplement policosanol does not lower cholesterol levels

Genetic clues to longevity

Genetic clues to longevity

High levels of HDL cholesterol more important than low levels of LDL in protecting against heart attack

High levels of HDL cholesterol more important than low levels of LDL in protecting against heart attack

Discovery of a gene that drives anthrax bacteria's toxic effects

Discovery of a gene that drives anthrax bacteria's toxic effects

Substantial protection from coronary heart disease given by lowering cholesterol earlier in life

Substantial protection from coronary heart disease given by lowering cholesterol earlier in life

Grape seed extract appears to lower blood pressure

Grape seed extract appears to lower blood pressure

Long term reduction in LDL cholesterol dramatically reduces risk of heart disease

Long term reduction in LDL cholesterol dramatically reduces risk of heart disease

Intensive statin therapy shows promise for inducing regression of coronary atherosclerosis

Intensive statin therapy shows promise for inducing regression of coronary atherosclerosis

Statin drug reverses heart disease

Statin drug reverses heart disease

Bariatric procedure offers long-term reduction in heart risk factors

Bariatric procedure offers long-term reduction in heart risk factors

Intensive cholesterol lowering with a statins can partially reverse the buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries

Intensive cholesterol lowering with a statins can partially reverse the buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries

Best seller Lipitor shown to improve kidney function

Best seller Lipitor shown to improve kidney function

Pills containing plant sterols lower LDL cholesterol

Pills containing plant sterols lower LDL cholesterol

Validation of cardiovascular risk scores in a liver transplant population

Validation of cardiovascular risk scores in a liver transplant population

Low-carb diets effective, but may raise cholesterol levels

Low-carb diets effective, but may raise cholesterol levels

First solid data on health effects of a low-fat diet

First solid data on health effects of a low-fat diet

Soy's cardiovascular benefits may have been overestimated

Soy's cardiovascular benefits may have been overestimated