Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren't aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren't being treated, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol?

(HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol is a risk factor for serious health problems, from heart attack to stroke.

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of powerful cholesterol drugs is poised to hit the market, and doctors are both hopeful about their potential, and worried that insurers won't pay for them.

FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon

SUNDAY, June 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Harmful trans fats may soon be banished from America's food supply, following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement expected any day now.

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials recommended Wednesday the approval of a second new drug that's part of a novel class of medications that sharply cuts levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health experts voted on Tuesday to recommend approval of the first of two drugs in a new class of cholesterol medications that sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on statins.

Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even though some early research suggested that people who take statin drugs might experience short-term memory loss, a large new study finds they are no worse for recall than other cholesterol-lowering medications.

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the widely used anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may have another benefit: Cutting the odds for death in the weeks and months after heart bypass surgery.

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They may live in the "City That Never Sleeps," but most New Yorkers still sit around a lot -- an average of seven hours every day, a new study shows.

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.