Content about Cholesterol

March 12, 2014

A new study suggests that calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause can improve women's cholesterol profiles, and much of that effect is tied to raising vitamin D levels.

March 3, 2014

Pfizer is recruiting for a 1,200-patient actual use study to measure whether or not patients can appropriately self-select treating high cholesterol with the statin Lipitor, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

February 27, 2014

In findings published in the March 1 issue of the Journal of Immunology, UCLA researchers investigating the role of nutrients in helping the immune system fight against major infections show that vitamin A may play an important role in combating tuberculosis.

February 7, 2014

A new study published in the January issue of Nutrition Reviews found that the probiotic L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 (Cardioviva) was found to significantly reduce LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol.

January 22, 2014

A research study published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics demonstrated the effectiveness of a sterol/stanol ester softgel capsule for lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in individuals with high cholesterol levels.

January 9, 2014

Probiotics is another large-scale source of growth for the vitamins, minerals and supplements category, having realized a 33% rate of growth, or an increase in sales of $121 million in the last year, noted Doug Jones, Pharmavite spokesman.

January 6, 2014

Diabetic users of an online patient portfolio for medication refills improved their adherence to cholesterol-lowering medications and improved their cholesterol levels, according to a new study.

December 9, 2013

Further expanding the scope of preventive healthcare services provided by its pharmacists, Walgreens is now offering daily testing for cholesterol, blood glucose and body composition at more than 60 stores in Maryland.

November 26, 2013

Oat ß-glucan reduces the production of harmful LDL cholesterol.

November 26, 2013

The number of patients receiving prescriptions for statins is expected to increase modestly following new cholesterol recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, according to a new report.

November 15, 2013

New cardiovascular health guidelines released this week could dampen the potential popularity of an up-and-coming class of cholesterol drugs, according to published reports.

November 13, 2013

Greater use of statins in reducing the risk of high cholesterol is among the long-awaited new guidelines for treating lipid and weight disorders.

July 24, 2013

Miraculins announced the launch of its PreVu Non-Invasive Skin Cholesterol Point of Care Test exclusively through some 20 H-E-B locations over fourth quarter 2013.

July 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a cholesterol drug made by Par Pharmaceutical Cos., the drug maker said Thursday.

July 15, 2013

Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating cholesterol problems, the company said Monday.

June 12, 2013

More than 200 drugs are under development for cardiovascular disease, according to a drug industry trade group.

June 5, 2013

Most Americans have little understanding of the importance of managing fats known as triglycerides to maintain cardiovascular health, according to a new survey.

May 17, 2013

Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating cholesterol, the company said.

May 9, 2013

Meijer will open its 200th store next week, the mass merchandise retailer said.

May 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Merck for treating high cholesterol, the drug maker said.

April 3, 2013

Improving adherence to generic statin drugs for high cholesterol can reduce the costs of health care in a way that adherence to branded statins historically couldn't, according to a new study.

March 26, 2013

GNC extended its Preventive Nutrition brand to help supplement a number of conditions, including eye health, liver health and digestive health.

March 22, 2013

Culturally competent coaching may be effective in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease among South Asian patients, according to a new study presented as a poster at an American Heart Association conference taking place in New Orleans.

March 14, 2013

Wegmans will be offering the popular cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin free of charge through the end of the year, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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