Cholesterol

CHOLESTEROL DRUG BREAKTHROUGH

An expert panel has recommend that the Food and Drug Administration approve a new type of cholesterol lowering drug which appears to have an additive effect above and beyond the statins according to Dr. Steven Reisman a Cardiologist in Manhattan. This new class of medicines called PCSK-9 inhibitors work by increasing the removal of cholesterol from the blood by the liver. More than 73 million Americans (about 1/3 of the total US adult population) have increased LDL cholesterol which is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. The advantage of this new class of medications is that they […]
By |June 19th, 2015|Cholesterol|Comments Off on CHOLESTEROL DRUG BREAKTHROUGH

STATIN TREATMENT:NEW GUIDELINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES

New treatment guidelines were released last November Jointly by The American College of Cardiology and The American Heart Association. This changes the way doctors treat patients with elevated cholesterol and elevated triglyceride levels according to Dr. Steven Reisman a New York City Cardiologist. This week a study was released that estimated that thirteen million more people in the United States may undergo statin therapy by following these guidelines. Previously, patients were treated based on their cholesterol and triglyceride levels and these blood tests were followed to evaluate therapy. The new guidelines suggest patients should be treated […]
By |March 26th, 2014|Cholesterol|0 Comments

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS: HOW THEY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of a healthy diet according to Dr. Steven Reisman, a Manhattan Cardiologist. Omega-3 fatty acids are what are known as “essential” fatty acids which means they are not made in the human body but must be obtained directly from an outside source. These substances are very important for normal metabolism. They are important in reducing inflammation in the blood vessels, joints and in other locations. It is suggested that Omega-3 fatty acids be obtained from foods rather than from supplements. Fish high in these substances include salmon, herring, […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, DESCRIBES LOWERING CHOLESTEROL BY EATING NUTS

An article in the Wall Street Journal (May 11, 2010) has described how research has shown the benefits of eating nuts and describes that for most people consuming two handfuls of nuts a day seems to work better than one in lowering cholesterol. The type of nuts includes almonds, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia’s, hazelnuts and peanuts. The results of the study were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The lead author was one of the first […]
By |August 31st, 2010|Cholesterol|0 Comments