People with a one in 10 chance of heart or circulatory diseases in the next decade should take cholesterol-lowering drugs and change their diet and alcohol intake, exercise more and stop smoking, new U.K. guidelines say.
High sugar consumption may double the chance of dying from heart disease, according to a study that adds to evidence that high levels of the sweetener in processed foods and drink is bad for a person’s health.
Concerns raised by two Harvard researchers over new treatment guidelines for heart risk shouldn’t change the method used for determining what patients should get cholesterol-lowering drugs, top U.S. heart doctors said today at the American Heart Association meeting in Dallas.
Replacing animal fats with vegetable oils, a mainstay of modern health advice, may lead to an increased risk of death among people with heart disease, according to an analysis of data gathered 40 years ago.
Women are often underrepresented in studies used to win U.S. approval for medical devices in contradiction of government requirements, a report today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation showed.
Millions of Americans going for an annual checkup in 2014 will come away from the doctor’s office with a new prescription to lower their cholesterol, a move cardiologists say will avert heart attacks and strokes.
Carol Patterson was waiting for a call from her doctor. When the phone rang on that afternoon in August 2011 at her home in Cortland, Ohio, it wasn’t a physician on the other end. A woman named Robin said she was representing the American Diabetes Association.