Posts Tagged ‘LDL cholesterol’

February 2nd, 2011

CDC Details the Persistent Problem of Hypertension and Elevated LDL in the U.S.

New data from the CDC show that in the years 2005 to 2008, 31% of adults in the U.S. had hypertension and 33.5% had high LDL cholesterol. The two reports are based on statistics gathered from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and have been published online by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Of the nearly […]

November 9th, 2010

Intensive Statin Therapy Examined in Meta-Analysis and SEARCH Trial

A new meta-analysis and a large clinical trial shed new light on the additive effects of intensive statin therapy over standard therapy. The meta-analysis from the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration and the results from SEARCH (Study of the Effectiveness of Additional Reductions in Cholesterol and Homocysteine) are published online in the Lancet. The meta-analysis examined individual […]