The Best Time of Day to Exercise for Metabolic Health

Late-day exercise had unique benefits for cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, a study of overweight men eating a high-fat diet found.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #diabetologia-journal, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #heart, #weight

Colombians Ask: Who Would Dare Patent Panela?

Makers of Latin America’s favorite traditional sweetener say a sugar engineer wants exclusive control of their centuries-old product.

#california, #cholesterol, #diet-and-nutrition, #inventions-and-patents, #latin-america, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #sugar, #your-feed-science

Foods That May Lead to a Healthier Gut and Better Health

A diet full of highly processed foods with added sugars and salt promoted gut microbes linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #health-foods, #heart, #microbiology, #nature-medicine-journal, #obesity, #research, #vegetables, #weight

Is It Better to Cook With Coconut Oil or Olive Oil?

Proponents of coconut oil point out that it is rich in phytochemicals with healthful properties. But so is olive oil.

#antioxidants, #cholesterol, #coconuts, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #oils-and-fats, #olive-oil

Does Coconut Oil Deserve Its Health Halo?

“It’s been known for a long time that coconut oil raises blood levels of artery-damaging LDL cholesterol,” one expert said.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cholesterol, #coconuts, #diet-and-nutrition, #heart, #oils-and-fats

How Exercise Changes Our Blood

When we exercise, even for a few minutes, hundreds of molecules related to our metabolic health rise and fall in our bloodstreams.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #exercise, #heart, #obesity

Statins May Have Cancer Benefits

Statin drugs, commonly prescribed for heart health, may prolong survival in some cancer patients.

#breast-cancer, #cholesterol, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #melanomas, #statins-cholesterol-lowering-drugs

Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again

Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high enough to foster the development of heart disease, new research shows.

#blood, #blood-pressure, #cholesterol, #diet-and-nutrition, #heart, #hypertension, #salt

For Older People, Reassuring News in the Statin Debate

There is accumulating evidence that the benefits of statins far outweigh possible risks, and nearly all statins on the market are now available as inexpensive generics.

#cholesterol, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #heart, #statins-cholesterol-lowering-drugs

A ‘Cure for Heart Disease’? A Single Shot Succeeds in Monkeys

A novel gene-editing experiment seems to have permanently reduced LDL and triglyceride levels in monkeys.

#cholesterol, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #heart, #international-society-for-stem-cell-research, #kathiresan-sekar, #monkeys-and-apes, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #triglycerides

Trump ‘Remains Healthy’ After Taking Hydroxychloroquine, His Doctor Says

The president has hailed the drug as a cure for Covid-19, but his own health officials have questioned its effectiveness and safety. His doctor’s comments were part of a summary of the president’s health.

#cholesterol, #conley-sean-patrick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weight

Generic Drug Maker to Admit to Fixing Prices for Cholesterol Medication

Apotex will admit conspiring to inflate drug prices, pay $24 million and cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigation into the pharmaceutical industry.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #cholesterol, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #quarantines, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?

Low-carb, high-fat eating can lead to weight loss, but scientists debate the long-term effects on health.

#calories, #carbohydrates, #cholesterol, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #insulin, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #sugar, #vegetables, #weight

HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing?

As with many other good things in life, this usually helpful protein is best in moderation.

#blood-pressure, #cholesterol, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #heart, #lipoproteins, #weight