High Cholesterol: Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may recommend cholesterol medication in addition to a diet low in saturated fat, high in fiber, and low in refined carbohydrates.  Cholesterol is an important part of your cells and also serves as the building block of some hormones. The liver makes all the cholesterol the body needs. But cholesterol also enters your body from dietary sources, such as animal-based foods like milk, eggs, and meat. Too much […]

Could advice prescriptions help diabetes patients?

People with  diabetes who do not have their condition under control could be issued with a personal action plan by their  GP to improve their health. The new scheme, which is called an ‘information prescription’, is being launched today after trials in Yorkshire and London. It means that patients might leave their surgery with a piece of paper listing some lifestyle changes they should make rather than the more familiar prescription for medication. Health targets Diabetes UK, which is launching […]

Men Who Take Statins May Exercise Less

Older men taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to be slightly less active than those who don’t take them, a new study suggests. Statin users logged about 40 fewer minutes of moderate activity each week compared to nonusers, according to the study. These findings confirm those of previous studies that found an association between a drop in activity and the use of statin medications such as Lipitor, Pravachol, Crestor, Zocor, Lescol and Vytorin, according to background information in the study. However, […]

TLC Diet

People have varying degrees of success in lowering their cholesterol by changing their diets. Those who are most successful using diet changes to lower their cholesterol are those who lose excess weight. Dietchanges are usually the first step in lowering cholesterol before medicines are added. The diet’s main focus is to reduce the amount of saturated fat you eat, because saturated fat elevates your cholesterol. You can reduce the saturated fat in your diet by limiting the amount of meat […]

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