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New Brain Stent Opens Blocked Arteries

Stents -- the small metal-mesh tubes that revolutionized heart care -- may offer a new option for the tens of thousands of stroke survivors who still have blocked brain arteries despite optimal medical treatment.

Quinoa Recipes

This article features breakfast, lunch, dinner, and starter suggestions for tasty meals made with cholesterol-friendly quinoa.

How to Detect Low Voltage Pulses on a High Voltage Line

Voltage is defined as being the potential energy per unit charge, and is essentially a measure of the average energy that electrons have in the circuit. The most common type of electricity is known as direct current (DC) and operates at constant voltage. Alternating current (AC) electricity has a ti

The Best Diets for Lowering Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance, made naturally by your body to assist in the production of hormones and cells. Though your body typically produces just the right amount, the foods you eat can cause an excess amount of cholesterol in your bloodstream, resulting in levels which may be harmful to your

Triglyceride Reducing Foods

When people have their blood checked for cholesterol levels, the lab checks triglyceride levels as well. A type of fat in the blood, triglycerides in high levels can increase a person's risk of heart disease the same way low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol does. Less than 150 milligrams per

Side Effects of High Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is vital to having a normally functioning body. It is a wax-like substance that is present in all areas of the body and helps to produce hormones, bile and vitamin D. However, cholesterol is dangerous when it is in high amounts in the bloodstream.

Foods That Raise Triglycerides

The Mayo Clinic advises that your body converts unneeded food into triglycerides--a form of fat found in the blood--to provide you with energy. Eating foods high in sugar and fat will raise triglycerides and can lead to heart problems.

Alzheimer Disease (AD)

Definition of the term Alzheimer disease, also known as Alzheimer dementia.

How Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol?

What Is Cholesterol?Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and inside the body's cells. Some of it occurs naturally in the body, while some of it comes from the foods people eat. Though it may have a bad reputation, cholesterol actually performs many important...

Is Low Cholesterol Good?

A total cholesterol reading under 200 mg/DL is considered optimal. Levels above that put a person at risk for several health ailments. Much has been written about the dangers of high cholesterol, but low cholesterol levels have risks too.

Parkinson's Gene Boosts Risk 50%

A specific genetic mutation makes a person 50% more susceptible to Parkinson's disease, an 18-nation study shows.