Hyperlipidemia

Inflamed foot in a patient with diabetes

Inflamed foot in a patient with diabetes

A patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia presents to the foot clinic after one month of swelling, redness, and warmth in the left foot.

Managing type 2 diabetes in an outpatient setting

Managing type 2 diabetes in an outpatient setting

How would you help maximize this patient's diabetes therapy, hypertension management, and reduce leg cramps?

Stroke incidence, mortality declines in senior patients

Stroke incidence, mortality declines in senior patients

Incident strokes in the Medicare population aged ≥65 years decreased by approximately 40% over the last two decades.

High cholesterol may spell low fertility

High cholesterol may spell low fertility

The longest time to achieve pregnancy occurred in couples in which both partners had high cholesterol levels.

ACC: 1-in-3 kids has elevated cholesterol

ACC: 1-in-3 kids has elevated cholesterol

Findings underscore the importance of universal pediatric cholesterol screening.

Statins plus exercise improve mortality

Statins plus exercise improve mortality

Combining exercise with statin treatment substantially lowered mortality risk among middle-aged patients with dyslipidemia compared with either method alone.

FDA clears first weight-loss pill in 13 years

FDA clears first weight-loss pill in 13 years

The anti-obesity drug Belviq is designed to make people feel fuller sooner.

Niacin: An antioxidant and nutrition supplement

Niacin: An antioxidant and nutrition supplement

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While niacin is well known for preventing pellagra, it is only in the past 15 to 20 years that other medicinal uses for this common vitamin have emerged.

A practical guide to 
metabolic syndrome

A practical guide to 
metabolic syndrome

With obesity on the rise, more patients are at risk for metabolic 
syndrome, a diagnosis given to a set of simultaneous disorders.

Royal jelly beneficial for hypertension and cholesterol

Royal jelly beneficial for hypertension and cholesterol

Royal jelly contains a complex mixture of proteins, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates that offer health benefits to patients with medical conditions, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia and inflammation.

Pediatric cholesterol screening called for

Pediatric cholesterol screening called for

Family history of hyperlipidemia is not enough to warrant drug treatment.

Can glucosamine and chondroitin affect lipid levels?

What role does glucosamine and chondroitin play in elevating LDL?

Added sugars can cause problems with blood fats

Research shows an average of 15.8% of calories consumed came from added sugars.

Seven factors add up to heart health

The American Heart Association came up with a list of seven measures to serve as the framework for ideal cardiovascular health.

More on triglycerides, the forgotten lipid

Investigators find that triglyceride levels are an independent risk factor for heart disease.

"Bad" cholesterol levels on the decline

"Bad" cholesterol levels on the decline

Overall prevalence for high LDL cholesterol levels fell from 31.5% in 1999-2000 to 21.2% in 2005-2006

Treatment options for metabolic syndrome

Treatment options for metabolic syndrome

This common constellation of symptoms places patients at risk for CVD and diabetes. Here's what you can do to prevent further disease progression.

Should you set lower  LDL targets?

Should you set lower LDL targets?

According to new studies, the answer is yes. But how good is the evidence, and what should the target be for which patients?

Lowering CVD risk among pediatric patients

Lowering CVD risk among pediatric patients

In the future, more and more children with cardiac risk factors, such as obesity and diabetes, will be treated in the primary-care setting.

Statin therapy initiated in a man with hepatitis C and elevated cholesterol

Statin therapy initiated in a man with hepatitis C and elevated cholesterol

Given a family history of cardiovascular disease, the patient became concerned after an employee health screening.

Red yeast rice

Red yeast rice is being hailed as a natural cholesterol-lowering agent. Perhaps more significant is its apparent anti-inflammatory action.

Diabetes, high LDL speed Alzheimer's decline

Diabetes, high LDL speed Alzheimer's decline

A history of diabetes or high cholesterol (especially LDL) can speed cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Fibrate approved for use with a statin

Trilipix is used with diet to help lower triglycerides and LDL.

The forgotten lipid

Should clinicians be looking more closely at triglyceride levels as predictors of heart disease?

Comorbidities slow MS diagnosis

Comorbidities slow MS diagnosis

Chronic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, high BP, or high cholesterol, seem to delay multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnoses.

New AAP recommendations for childhood lipid screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a clinical report on lipid screening and cardiovascular health in childhood, which replaces the 1998 policy statement on cholesterol in childhood.

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