3 Ways exercise saves you money

Do you have diabetes? High cholesterol? High blood pressure?┬áIf looking good or living longer isn’t enough of a motivator for you to get off the couch, how about this one: Exercise saves you money! How? Fewer doctor visits Less medication Fewer home devices and disposables (blood pressure cuff, finger stick glucose measurement) Less gas traveling […]

Statins may lower glaucoma risk

Recent findings indicate that statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering medications, may reduce the risk of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed over 500,000 patients with abnormally high cholesterol, also known as hyperlipidemia. They found that patients who took statins were significantly less likely to develop OAG compared to hyperlipidemic patients […]

High cholesterol levels linked to age-related macular degeneration

Researchers at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences discovered elevated levels of several indicators of age-related macular degeneration including cholesterol deposits and amyloid beta formation in rabbits fed a cholesterol-rich diet.