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BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED Symptoms and Causes

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in your body. Your liver makes cholesterol, and it is also in some foods, such as meat and dairy products. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, you have a higher risk of coronary artery disease.

How do you measure cholesterol levels?

A blood test called a lipoprotein panel can measure your cholesterol levels. Before the test, you'll need to fast (not eat or drink anything but water) for 9 to 12 hours. The test gives information about your

  • Total cholesterol - a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. It includes the two types - low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
  • LDL (bad) cholesterol - the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries
  • HDL (good) cholesterol - HDL helps remove cholesterol from your arteries
  • Non-HDL - this number is your total cholesterol minus your HDL. Your non-HDL includes LDL and other types of cholesterol such as VLDL (very-low-density lipoprotein).
  • Triglycerides - another form of fat in your blood that can raise your risk for heart disease, especially in women
What do my cholesterol numbers mean?

Cholesterol numbers are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Here are the healthy levels of cholesterol, based on your age and gender:

Anyone age 19 or younger:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal CholesterolLess than 170mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 120mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDLMore than 45mg/dL

Men age 20 or older:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal Cholesterol125 to 200mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 130mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDL40mg/dL or higher

Women age 20 or older:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal Cholesterol125 to 200mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 130mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDL50mg/dL or higher

Triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol, but they are part of a lipoprotein panel (the test that measures cholesterol levels). A normal triglyceride level is below 150 mg/dL. You might need treatment if you have triglyceride levels that are borderline high (150-199 mg/dL) or high (200 mg/dL or more).

How often should I get a cholesterol test?

When and how often you should get a cholesterol test depends on your age, risk factors, and family history. The general recommendations are:

For people who are age 19 or younger:

  • The first test should be between ages 9 to 11
  • Children should have the test again every 5 years
  • Some children may have this test starting at age 2 if there is a family history of high blood cholesterol, heart attack, or stroke

For people who are age 20 or older:

  • Younger adults should have the test every 5 years
  • Men ages 45 to 65 and women ages 55 to 65 should have it every 1 to 2 years
What affects my cholesterol levels?

A variety of things can affect cholesterol levels. These are some things you can do to lower your cholesterol levels:

  • Diet. Saturated fat and cholesterol in the food you eat make your blood cholesterol level rise. Saturated fat is the main problem, but cholesterol in foods also matters. Reducing the amount of saturated fat in your diet helps lower your blood cholesterol level. Foods that have high levels of saturated fats include some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and deep-fried and processed foods.
  • Weight. Being overweight is a risk factor for heart disease. It also tends to increase your cholesterol. Losing weight can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. It also raises your HDL (good) cholesterol level.
  • Physical Activity. Not being physically active is a risk factor for heart disease. Regular physical activity can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It also helps you lose weight. You should try to be physically active for 30 minutes on most, if not all, days.
  • Smoking.Cigarette smoking lowers your HDL (good) cholesterol. HDL helps to remove bad cholesterol from your arteries. So a lower HDL can contribute to a higher level of bad cholesterol.

Things outside of your control that can also affect cholesterol levels include:

  • Age and Gender. As women and men get older, their cholesterol levels rise. Before the age of menopause, women have lower total cholesterol levels than men of the same age. After the age of menopause, women's LDL (bad) cholesterol levels tend to rise.
  • Heredity. Your genes partly determine how much cholesterol your body makes. High blood cholesterol can run in families.
  • Race. Certain races may have an increased risk of high blood cholesterol. For example, African Americans typically have higher HDL and LDL cholesterol levels than whites.
How can I lower my cholesterol?

There are two main ways to lower your cholesterol:

  • Heart-healthy lifestyle changes, which include:
    • Heart-healthy eating. A heart-healthy eating plan limits the amount of saturated and trans fats that you eat. Examples include the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet and the DASH Eating Plan.
    • Weight Management. If you are overweight, losing weight can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol.
    • Physical Activity. Everyone should get regular physical activity (30 minutes on most, if not all, days).
    • Managing stress. Research has shown that chronic stress can sometimes raise your LDL cholesterol and lower your HDL cholesterol.
    • Quitting smoking.Quitting smoking can raise your HDL cholesterol. Since HDL helps to remove LDL cholesterol from your arteries, having more HDL can help to lower your LDL cholesterol.
  • Drug Treatment. If lifestyle changes alone do not lower your cholesterol enough, you may also need to take medicines. There are several types of cholesterol medicines available, including statins. The medicines work in different ways and can have different side effects. Talk to your health care provider about which one is right for you. While you are taking medicines to lower your cholesterol, you should continue with the lifestyle changes.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Not yet recruiting The Use of Zoledronic Acid to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Condition: Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
Interventions: Drug: Zoledronic acid;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Pain measured on Visual Analog Scale;   Lower Limbs vertical force on Wii platform;   American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Scale (AOFAS);   36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)
2 Recruiting Pilot Study of Bisphosphonate Therapy (Zoledronic Acid) in Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma (UAB 0901)
Condition: Mesothelioma
Intervention: Drug: Zometa (zoledronic acid)
Outcome Measures: Evaluation of the tumor response rate following zoledronic acid;   Evaluation of the duration of tumor response
3 Recruiting Biomarkers in Tissue Samples From Patients With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Treated With Zoledronic Acid
Conditions: Estrogen Receptor-negative Breast Cancer;   Estrogen Receptor-positive Breast Cancer;   Invasive Ductal Breast Carcinoma;   Progesterone Receptor-negative Breast Cancer;   Progesterone Receptor-positive Breast Cancer;   Stage IA Breast Cancer;   Stage IB Breast Cancer;   Stage II Breast Cancer
Interventions: Drug: zoledronic acid;   Other: laboratory biomarker analysis;   Procedure: therapeutic conventional surgery
Outcome Measures: Changes in biomarkers of tumor growth and metastasis in women with newly diagnosed ER and/or PR positive invasive ductal breast cancer receiving zoledronic acid;   Changes in immunologic function after a single dose of zoledronic acid;   Changes in the expression of tumor markers important to breast cancer progression and metastasis in women receiving zoledronic acid
4 Recruiting Zoledronic Acid in Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Condition: Complete Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Interventions: Drug: Zoledronic acid;   Drug: normal saline 0.9%
Outcome Measures: change in bone mineral density;   Biomarkers of bone formation and resorption;   safety and tolerability of zoledronic acid
5 Unknown  Evaluation of Zoledronic Acid as a Single Agent or as an Adjuvant to Chemotherapy in High Grade Osteosarcoma
Condition: Osteosarcoma
Interventions: Drug: Zoledronic acid;   Drug: Standard chemotherapy
Outcome Measure: histological response disease free interval
6 Recruiting The Effect of Treatment With Teriparatide and Zoledronic Acid in Patients With Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Condition: Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Interventions: Drug: Zoledronic acid;   Drug: Teriparatide;   Drug: placebo zoledronic acid;   Drug: placebo teriparatide
Outcome Measures: Bone Mineral Density (BMD);   Fracture risk
7 Recruiting Bone Loss Treatment From Adjuvant Zoledronate Efficacy
Conditions: Breast Neoplasms;   Bone Loss
Intervention: Drug: Zoledronate
Outcome Measures: Change from Baseline in Bone Mineral Density;   Bone metastasis rate;   Disease-Free Survival
8 Recruiting Denosumab Compared to Zoledronic Acid in the Treatment of Bone Disease in Subjects With Multiple Myeloma
Conditions: Cancer;   Hematologic Malignancies;   Multiple Myeloma;   Oncology;   Bone Metastases;   Multiple Myeloma Bone Lesions
Interventions: Drug: Denosumab;   Drug: Zoledronic acid
Outcome Measures: Time to the first on-study skeletal related event (SRE) (non-inferiority test);   Time to the first-and-subsequent SRE (superiority test, using multiple event analysis);   Time to the first on-study SRE (superiority test)
9 Recruiting Effect of the Combination of Bortezomib/Dexamethasone/Zoledronic Acid on Bone Disease in Patients With Multiple Myeloma Who Have Relapsed After 1-3 Prior Lines of Therapy
Condition: Multiple Myeloma
Interventions: Drug: Bortezomib;   Drug: Zoledronic Acid;   Drug: Dexamethasone
Outcome Measures: Bone Mineral Density (BMD);   Bone mineral density (BMD);   Serum values of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin and C-terminal cross-linking telopeptides of collagen type-I;   Bone pain;   Skeletal-related events (SRE: pathologic fractures, need for bone radiation therapy or surgery);   Improvement of osteolytic lesions
10 Not yet recruiting Genetics in Predicting Risk of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Patients With Cancer Receiving Zoledronic Acid
Conditions: Malignant Neoplasm;   Musculoskeletal Complications
Interventions: Drug: zoledronic acid;   Other: pharmacological study
Outcome Measures: Plasma concentrations of Zol collected at visits 2, 3, 4, and 5;   Urine concentrations of Zol collected at visits 2, 3, 4, and 5;   Jawbone tissue concentrations of Zol collected during surgical treatment for BRONJ;   Identify potential risk factors for BRONJ
11 Recruiting Pilot Study of Zoledronic Acid and Interleukin-2 for Refractory Pediatric Neuroblastoma
Condition: Neuroblastoma
Interventions: Drug: Zoledronic Acid;   Biological: Aldesleukin
Outcome Measures: Evaluate the safety and toxicity of zoledronic acid and aldesleukin;   Evaluate the biologic function of autologous expanded/activated gamma delta T cells in neuroblastoma patients receiving therapy with zoledronic acid and aldesleukin;   uoEvaluate immune phenotype of in vivo expanded/activated autologous gamma delta T cells;   To document tumor response in patients with measurable disease.;   Determine the ability of in vivo expanded/activated gamma delta T cells to infiltrate neuroblastoma tissue using immunohistochemical techniques when post-therapy specimens are available.
12 Recruiting The ODYSSEY TRIAL Phase IV Trial Evaluating the Palliative Benefit of Pamidronate or Zoledronic Acid in Breast Cancer
Condition: Breast Cancer
Interventions: Drug: Pamidronate;   Drug: Zoledronic acid;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: sCTX values;   Palliative response
13 Recruiting Adjuvant Zoledronic Acid in High Risk Giant Cell Tumour of Bone (GCT)
Conditions: Giant Cell Tumor of Bone;   Osteoclastoma
Intervention: Drug: Zoledronic acid
Outcome Measures: Determine if adjuvant zoledronic acid improves the 2 year recurrence rate of 'high risk' GCT as compared to standard care;   Evaluate the usefulness of bone remodelling markers in diagnosing and monitoring GCT;   Determine the relapse free survival
14 Recruiting N2007-02:Bevacizumab,Cyclophosphamide,& Zoledronic Acid in Patients W/ Recurrent or Refractory High-Risk Neuroblastoma
Condition: Neuroblastoma
Interventions: Drug: Bevacizumab;   Drug: cyclophosphamide;   Drug: zoledronic acid
Outcome Measures: Determination of toxicities and feasibility of the combination of bolus plus metronomic cyclophosphamide and zoledronic acid with and without bevacizumab when given to children with refractory or recurrent high risk neuroblastoma.;   Evaluation of response within the confines of a phase I study.;   Analysis of Circulating Endothelial Cells, Circulating Factors, Gene expression and Bone Metabolism Studies.
15 Recruiting FES-Rowing Versus Zoledronic Acid to Improve Bone Health in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Condition: Osteoporosis
Interventions: Other: FES-Rowing;   Drug: Zoledronic acid
Outcome Measures: Improvement of bone mass as measured by sequential evaluation of bone density and bone structure;   Validation of DXA Scanning in patients with SCI
16 Recruiting 1 Year Open-label Extension to CZOL446H2337 Safety and Efficacy Trial of Zoledronic Acid Twice Yearly in Osteoporotic Children Treated With Glucocorticoids for Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
Condition: Osteoporosis
Intervention: Drug: zoledronic acid
Outcome Measures: Safety of zoledronic acid for the treatment of osteoporotic children treated with glucocorticoids for chronic inflammatory conditions by adverse event collection and laboratory results monitoring.;   Change from baseline in LS areal BMD Z-score at Month 18 and 24 by core treatment group by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).;   Change from baseline in LS and total body BMC by core treatment group by DXA.;   Change in biochemical marker values (serum P1NP, BSAP, NTx and TRAP-5b) from baseline.;   Change in the number of new clinical vertebral fractures and new morphometric vertebral fractures.;   To evaluate the change from baseline (Visit 1 of the Core study) in pain using the Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R)by core treatment group.
17 Unknown  Clinical Study of Sorafenib and Zoledronic Acid to Treat Advanced HCC
Condition: Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Intervention: Drug: Sorafenib and Zoledronic Acid
Outcome Measures: numbers of adverse events;   Overall survival (OS), time to progression (TTP)
18 Recruiting Research of Zoledronic Acid and Aromatase Inhibitors as Adjuvant Therapy to Breast Cancer
Condition: Breast Cancer
Intervention: Drug: Zoledronic Acid and Aromatase Inhibitors
Outcome Measures: therapeutic assessment;   Adverse reactions and disease-free survival
19 Recruiting HOBOE: A Phase 3 Study of Adjuvant Triptorelin and Tamoxifen, Letrozole, or Letrozole and Zoledronic Acid in Premenopausal Patients With Breast Cancer.
Condition: Breast Cancer
Interventions: Drug: tamoxifen;   Drug: triptorelin;   Drug: letrozole;   Drug: zoledronic acid
Outcome Measures: disease free survival in premenopausal patients;   bone mineral density;   Bone mineral density measured;   disease free survival in postmenopausal patients;   overall survival;   toxicity of letrozole + triptorelin and letrozole + zoledronic acid + triptorelin in premenopausal patients
20 Not yet recruiting Zoledronic Acid in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Condition: Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Intervention: Drug: Zoledronic acid
Outcome Measure: Sharp van der Heijde index