Celilo Health Tag Archive: cholesterol

health risks and benefits of statin drugs

health risks and benefits of statin drugs

I don't mean to pick on statins. There's just so much about them in the news right now. A colleague pointed me to an excellent website that puts findings about prescription drugs into perspective. And I think it's important information to share. Most studies showing...

statins raise heart-disease risks

statins raise heart-disease risks

How's this for a catch 22: Statin drugs are prescribed to lower cholesterol levels in the body in an effort to reduce risks from heart disease, but end up raising risks for the very condition they're intended to prevent. New research finds the drugs speed up...

statins raise heart-disease risks

all about olive, part 1

As some of you may know, I am slowly — glacially, even — working on a book about gardening with medicinal plants. Looking out at the frost-covered garden this morning for inspiration for any  hint of green, I decided to start working on my olive (Olea europa)...

statins raise heart-disease risks

are statins’ benefits worth their risks?

The cholesterol-lowering statins drugs are among the most widely prescribed. By lowering cholesterol, proponents say, drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor help reduce the risk of killer strokes and heart disease. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal...

statins raise heart-disease risks

Cholesterol: It’s not just about fat anymore

Want to lower your cholesterol? It’s not just about the fat. Turns out sugar — added to processed foods and sweetened drinks — is a big culprit. New research in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association studied 6,100 people to see how sugar intake...