However, PCSK9 inhibitors are expensive--more than $10,000 per year-making them an unrealistic option for many people with high cholesterol
This is the most conclusive and direct evidence as yet to confirm the link between high cholesterol
and breast cancer, a topic that has been fascinating researchers for the past few years, said Dr Rahul Potluri, senior author and founder of the ACALM Study Unit at Aston Medical School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
Dr Rahul Potluri, of Aston Medical School in Birmingham, said: "If a diagnosis of high cholesterol
leads to lower breast cancer rates this must either relate to something inherent in the condition or affected patients, or more likely, to treatment with widely used cholesterol-lowering interventions such as statins.
Lead author Dr Paul Carter, of Aston University in Birmingham, said: "Women with a diagnosis of high cholesterol
have strikingly lower rates of breast cancer with improved death rates and survival.
After adjusting for factors which might influence mortality, the scientists found that patients who developed breast cancer were 40 per cent less likely to die of the disease if they had high cholesterol
than if they did not.
When we think of high cholesterol
in humans, we think of a high-fat diet that causes a medical condition that heightens our risk of heart disease.
A high cholesterol
diagnosis was associated with a 43 per cent lower risk of dying from breast cancer, 47 per cent from prostate cancer, 30 per cent from bowel cancer and 22 per cent from lung cancer.
The probability of diagnosis among those with insurance was 14 percentage points higher for diabetes and high cholesterol
and 9 percentage points higher for hypertension.
Being age 55 or older increases your risk of high cholesterol
High triglycerides and low levels of HDL (good cholesterol) are typically seen in Indians, and along with high cholesterol
, are reasons for early onset of heart disease.
A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol
when tested during routine physical exams.
Bev Shepherdson, a Hearty Lives Health Trainer, helps patients attending the Lipid clinic for high cholesterol
at Newcastle's Royal Victoria infirmary to improve their lifestyles.
The association was stronger for high cholesterol
in mothers before pregnancy as compared to those with high cholesterol
after pregnancy," Mendelson said.
Part of the issue is that people with high cholesterol
and high blood pressure often don't realise there's a connection between taking their pills and reducing their risk of heart problems.
MORE than a third of people prescribed drugs for high cholesterol
are putting themselves at a dramatically increased risk of heart problems by failing to take their medication for the condition, a health charity has warned.