News tagged with high cholesterol levels

Could vaccines someday improve heart health?

(HealthDay)—People routinely get vaccinations to ward off the flu or prevent infectious diseases such as measles and whooping cough. Could there be a vaccine in the future that would prevent a heart attack?

Nov 18, 2013
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Fatal cholesterol disease overlooked and untreated

Hereditary high blood cholesterol leads to premature heart disease. It is overlooked and untreated virtually worldwide—including in Europe. This is a major problem as the disease is dangerous for health. However, this disease ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Young people at higher risk for stroke

Fifteen percent of the most common type of strokes occur in adolescents and young adults, and more young people are showing risk factors for such strokes, according to a report in the journal Neurology.

Sep 03, 2013
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Which women should be screened for high cholesterol?

National guidelines recommend that at-risk women be screened for elevated cholesterol levels to reduce their chances of developing cardiovascular disease. But who is 'at risk?' The results of a study by investigators ...

May 20, 2013
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