Celilo Health Tag Archive: heart disease

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...

brushing staves off heart disease

brushing staves off heart disease

English researchers have turned up a new tool for fighting heart disease: the humble toothbrush. Medical professionals have long known that inflammation in the body is a major contributor to heart disease, and that included inflammation in the mouth and gums. The new...

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...