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Getting Enough CoQ10 When On A Statin Cholesterol Management Drug

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You know by reading our blog forum that even reasonably healthy folks will likely be prescribed any number of pharmaceutical statins, courtesy of the new cholesterol treatment guidelines aggressively proposed by the American Heart Association. Nothing to fear, really. You should always be quite mindful of your own unique cholesterol levels. We say “unique” because cholesterol is a two-part number; …

The Truth About Vitamin E In Men

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There was much ado regarding a large-scale men’s health study a couple years ago that proclaimed men did not get any benefit whatsoever from vitamin E alone; nay, in fact, vitamin E, declared the researchers, “significantly increased the risk of prostate cancer among healthy men.” This particular study was part of what’s known as the SELECT (Selenium and Vitamin E …

3 Factors That Affect Your High Blood Pressure Prognosis

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Prompt and intense treatment at the first signs of high blood pressure appears key to preventing heart attacks, strokes and early death, according to a new study. Patients with systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) higher than 150 mm Hg faced increased risks if doctors failed to begin aggressive drug treatment in less than a …

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

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Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a new study suggests. “Physicians need to be made aware of this newly described dangerous interaction …

Support Heart Health With Red Yeast Rice And CoQ10

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Famous author, blogger, and speaker, Michael Hyatt once said, “It is not your experience, knowledge, or skills. Your heart is your most important leadership tool.” He sounded true, not only figuratively, but also matter-of-factly; when he voiced this quote. Without a second thought, your heart is a life-maintaining organ. A healthy heart means a healthy life. But, is it easy …

Naturally Increase Heart Health With Red Yeast Rice

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Your heart is the wellspring of your life. You owe it to yourself to make it healthy. Without any doubt, the abundance of cholesterols in the body is an enemy of your heart. If you want to have a healthy heart, you should have a check on cholesterols in your body, especially LDL (low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol). Red Yeast …

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

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The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report. “Not only is excess body weight associated with a significant reduction in life expectancy, but with an even greater reduction in healthy life years,” said lead researcher Dr. Steven Grover, …

Statin Use On The Rise According To CDC

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More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported recently. The percentage of adults aged 40 and older taking drugs that combat high cholesterol rose from 20 percent to 28 percent between 2003 and 2012, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Moreover, the use of statins increased from 18 percent to 26 percent, …

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

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Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person’s odds for heart failure, a new study reveals. The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven comparably sized glasses of wine, beer and/or spirits …