Category Archives: High cholesterol

High LDL, high triglyceride, high total cholesterol

New Evidence Suggests Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk

Chocolate lovers have another reason to indulge. A new study shows that consuming chocolate on a regular basis may decrease stroke risk by 20%.  New data reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found an inverse association … Continue reading

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Yellowish Plagues on the Eyelid Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Events

If you have yellowish, flat plagues on the upper or lower eyelid (Xanthelasmata), you might like to see a cardiologist.  A new study published in BMJ indicated that occurrence of xanthelasmata is linked to an increased risk of mycardial infarction … Continue reading

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15 Minutes Exercise Improves Survival!

We were told by doctors that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes every day to keep our bodies healthy.  Now, a new study indicated only 15 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise might be enough!  The new study … Continue reading

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Green, but not Black, Tea Reduce Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

We have previous reported that black tea can prevent lung cancer and modest tea consumption can cut cardiovascular disease.  Now, another new study confirmed that green tea, but not black tea, has a protective role against coronary artery disease (CAD).  … Continue reading

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Eat More Fish and Less Meat Lower CHD risk

A new study indicated shifting dietary protein sources aware from red meat to more poultry, fish, and nuts can reduce an individuals’ risk of coronary heart disease.  The results came from the Nurses’ Health Study, which followed 84,000 women, aged … Continue reading

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“Added sugars” in diet increase triglycerides and lower HDL

It has been well known that high-fat diet can worsen serum lipids, but it is less clear whether added sugar might also affect lipid level.   A new study, based on more than 6,000 US adults participated in the 1999-2006 National … Continue reading

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Low-level Smoke Increases Atherosclerosis and Lipids in Children and Teenagers

We all knew that tobacco smoke is bad to the lungs, but no one will ever think the second-hand smoke will increase cholesterol level and cause heart disease. A new study indicated that healthy children and teenagers frequently exposed to … Continue reading

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Nutraceutical combo shows promise in lowering lipid level

A new study showed that a nutraceutical containing berberine, red yeast rice and policosanol was able to lower total and LDL cholesterol and improved endothelial-dependent flow-mediated coronary dilation. Berberine (黃連素) has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to lower … Continue reading

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Uses of Herbs and Drug Interactions in Cardiovascular Patients

More and more consumers are taking herbal supplements as an alternative treatment for their diseases.  It is estimated that more than 15 million people in the US consume herbal remedies or high-dose vitamins, and the total number of visits to … Continue reading

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Should you continue to take Statin if it Increases the Risk of Diabetes?

In the February issue of Lancet, Sattar and his colleagues presented a meta-analysis of 13 large, placebo-controlled trials, in which they discovered statin users have a higher risk of developing diabetes.  The analysis involved 91,000 individuals and the results indicated … Continue reading

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