Health Tip: Why Get a Cholesterol Test?

(HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty blood substance that your body needs to keep cells healthy. It's produced by your liver and also is found in animal-based foods.

Want to Prevent Heart Disease? Go Nuts!

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding heart disease may be a nutty idea.

Eat Well, Age Well

SUNDAY, Nov. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report.

The 411 on High Triglycerides

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol might get all the attention on test results, but triglycerides are also part of the picture of good health.

Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Almost forty percent adults in the United States are now obese, continuing an ever-expanding epidemic of obesity that's expected to lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs.

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While progress is being made in reducing the number of stroke deaths, it seems that more people who experience these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals.

A Man's Health May Rely on Health of His Marriage

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As marriage ebbs and flows, so might the health of your heart, at least for men.

Can You 'Om' Your Way to a Healthy Heart?

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation may help reduce some risk factors for heart disease, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.

Many Patients Denied Costly New Cholesterol Drugs

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Expensive new medicines offer hope to patients with uncontrolled "bad" cholesterol, but the high cost keeps many patients from getting them, a new study says.

Statins Help Healthy People Lower Their 'Bad' Cholesterol

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins reduce the risk of heart disease and death in otherwise healthy people who have very high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, a long-term study finds.