American Heart Association

Fluctuations in ‘bad’ cholesterol may worsen brain function


Fluctuating “bad” cholesterol levels could worsen your cognitive function.

In a European study, those with the highest low-density lipoprotein cholesterol variability took an average 2.7 seconds longer to finish a cognitive test to name ink colors or color words written in different ink (for example, the […]

After stroke, Mexican-Americans do worse on tests predicting self-care

Mexican-Americans fared worse than their white counterparts 90 days after strokes, performing particularly badly on functional tests that predict survivors’ ability to take care of themselves, according to new research released Thursday.

“What we found most notable was the difference in functional outcome,” said Lynda Lisabeth, Ph.D., M.P.H., the study’s […]