Health Report: Nov. 14, 1994

THE GOOD NEWS

-- If you reach 70, you may be able to stop worrying about cholesterol. Of nearly 1,000 men and women in that age group who were studied, one-third of the women and one-sixth of the men had high cholesterol levels but did not suffer any more heart attacks than those with normal or low levels of cholesterol. Some experts noted, however, that too few patients were involved in the study for it to be conclusive.

-- Troglitazone, an experimental drug for treating the most common form of diabetes, may also help prevent the disease in nondiabetic obese people...

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