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Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption

Children, like adults, should avoid too much fat and cholesterol in their diets.
Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.
Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Driving "bad" LDL cholesterol down to extremely low levels with a combination drug appears to significantly reduce heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with clogged arteries, a new study found.
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

Emotional stress is more likely to physically impact younger women with heart disease compared to men with heart disease and seniors of both genders, new research shows.
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

Mutations that affect a single gene may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

Even among people who live well into their 90s, those with a particular gene variant may survive the longest, a new study finds.
Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study

Even the early signs of coronary artery disease significantly increase the risk of heart attack and early death, a new study warns.
'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health

Older adults with a strong sense of purpose in life may be particularly likely to get health screenings such as colonoscopies and mammograms, new research suggests.

 

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