Cholesterol

One avocado a day helps lower low-density lipoprotein

One avocado a day helps lower low-density lipoprotein

Eating at least one avocado a day as part of a moderate-fat diet could help to lower "bad" cholesterol among the overweight and obese.

Elevated cholesterol associated with prostate cancer recurrence

Elevated cholesterol associated with prostate cancer recurrence

Findings suggest that elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the prostate cancer recurrence, but normalization of blood fats may reduce risk.

High HDL may reduce risk of prostate cancer recurrence

High HDL may reduce risk of prostate cancer recurrence

High cholesterol may be associated with an increased risk for developing prostate cancer.

New study reveals signaling pathway that can lead to cancer

New study reveals signaling pathway that can lead to cancer

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered how cholesterol activates a cellular signaling pathway linked to cancer development. Previous studies have associated high cholesterol with certain cancers. But in this study, the researchers focused on the signaling pathways used to direct cell function.

Cholesterol levels may be tied to breast cancer risk

Cholesterol levels may be tied to breast cancer risk

High cholesterol levels may increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, a large new British study reports.

Low cholesterol linked to worse survival in kidney cancer

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People are often told to reduce their cholesterol to improve their health, but new research suggests that low cholesterol may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of dying from their disease.

High cholesterol fuels breast cancer growth and spread

High cholesterol fuels breast cancer growth and spread

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A by-product of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, according to researchers.

New driver of breast cancer discovered

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As cholesterol is metabolized, a potent stimulant of breast cancer is created—one that fuels estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers, according to new research.

Statin use may reduce deaths from prostate cancer

Men with prostate cancer who used statin drugs prior to diagnosis had a decreased risk of prostate-cancer-specific mortality.

Cholesterol rafts are an effective method for delivering drugs into cancer cells

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Cancer cells can be reprogrammed by DNA, siRNA, and miRNA, if only these nucleic acids could cross through the cell membrane. A new study shows that cholesterol rafts can deliver genetic payloads into cancer cells.

Gold nanoparticles kill lymphoma without chemotherapy

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Lymphoma can be starved to death by depriving it of what appears to be a favorite food: HDL cholesterol. A new nanoparticle appears to the cancerous lymphoma cell like a preferred meal of natural HDL.

Statin use may improve survival in inflammatory breast cancer

Persons with inflammatory breast cancer who were using statins at time of diagnosis had better progression-free survival than did nonusers.

Exemestane lowers "good" cholesterol levels

Exemestane significantly reduced invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women at elevated risk, but the aromatase inhibitor also lowered HDL cholesterol levels.

Lower cholesterol decreases the risk of high-grade prostate cancer in men

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Researchers have demonstrated a link between high cholesterol and an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (2009;15:2807-2813).

Low Cholesterol Lowers Risk for Prostate Cancer in Men by Nearly 60%

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Having low cholesterol levels may reduce a man's risk for high-grade prostate cancer, according to a study conduced by Johns Hopkins epidemiologists.

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