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World 11 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

UK team finds new genetic link to high cholesterol

LONDON (Reuters) - A British team has found a new genetic link with high cholesterol and said the finding could lead to better screening and new drugs for the condition, which raises the risk of heart disease.

World 09 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins cut cancer risk, too - U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Statins -- those hard-working, cholesterol-fighting drugs -- may also cut the risk of developing cancer by as much as 25 percent, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

World 30 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cholesterol seen tied to heart disease, not stroke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers aiming to establish whether high cholesterol raises the risk of stroke said on Thursday they were baffled by findings indicating lower cholesterol levels were not linked to reduced stroke deaths.

World 02 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cardiovascular disease rate falls for U.S. diabetics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rate of cardiovascular ailments such as heart disease and stroke among Americans with diabetes has dropped in recent years, with blacks leading the way in the improvement, health officials said on Thursday.

World 27 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lack of 'good' cholesterol always poses heart risk

BOSTON (Reuters) - The amount of

World 28 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins may help prevent Alzheimer's - U.S. study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Statin drugs may help prevent the brain damage that leads to Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

World 24 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study links low cholesterol levels and cancer

A new pooled, or meta, analysis of past studies involving 41,000 patients on statins found one additional incident of cancer per 1,000 patients with low levels of LDL, or

World 24 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study links low cholesterol levels and cancer

A new pooled, or meta, analysis of past studies involving 41,000 patients on statins found one additional incident of cancer per 1,000 patients with low levels of LDL, or

World 10 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Electronic health records don't lift care - U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Electronic health records -- touted by policymakers as a way to improve the quality of health care -- failed to boost care delivered in routine doctor visits, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

World 06 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Britons' risk of heart disease overstated - study

A study published in the British Medical Journal estimated there were 3.2 million adults under the age of 75 at high risk of developing heart disease -- significantly less than the previous established estimate of 4.7 million.