Cardiology

Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me?

Cardiology

Another way 'good' cholesterol is good: combatting inflammation

Testing how well "good" cholesterol particles reduce inflammation may help predict who is at heightened risk to develop cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries, according to research published today in the American ...

Medical research

Not all 'good' cholesterol is healthy

HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), or "good cholesterol," is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease as it transports cholesterol deposited in the arteries to the liver to be eliminated. ...

Cardiology

Fewer Americans have high cholesterol

(HealthDay)—The number of American adults with high cholesterol dropped nearly 8 percentage points from 2000 to 2018, health officials reported Wednesday.

Health

Healthy nuts: The best of the best

(HealthDay)—From positive effects on cholesterol levels to reducing the risk of heart disease and even some cancers, nuts are good for you.

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