More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of healthy fats in people's diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds.

Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drop in salt consumption likely played a big role in a recent large reduction in deaths related to heart disease and stroke in England, a new study suggests.

Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating beans, lentils and other legumes may help you cut down on LDL "bad" cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease, a new review suggests.

Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though the pyramids are proof of the ancient Egyptians' architectural skills, new research on mummies tucked away inside them unearths a lesser known fact: heart disease was as common then as it is today.

New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients.

Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight

FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one of three Texas kids screened for cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 had borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, a new study has found.

Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early, intensive education aimed at preparing at-risk children for school may also translate into better health in middle age, a new study suggests.

Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke dipped slightly in Michigan after the state cracked down on smoking in bars and restaurants.

Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something that's sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.

Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 13 million more Americans will be eligible to take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new guidelines, and most of those additional users will be older than 60, researchers say.