High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol

Lowering Your LDL Cholesterol: How Low Should You Go?

New medications let you dial down bad cholesterol to extremely low levels. But could this backfire?

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Total Cholesterol Over 200? You May Not Need a Statin.

The subject of statins and cholesterol is a super-complicated one. And your doctor probably doesn't have time for super-complicated. In-a-rush…

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Snooze Your Way to Better Cholesterol

A high level of HDL, the good kind of cholesterol, protects your heart and your brain. You’ve heard plenty about…

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What You Don’t Know About Statins (Could Hurt You)

Cholesterol-lowering statins, touted as “wonder” drugs, are in the news—again. And the news is not all good. Here’s the latest…

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Forget “Bad” Cholesterol. Here’s the Number You Should Really Worry About

Old habits die hard. For several decades, doctors have focused on low-density liprotein (LDL), the so-called “bad cholesterol,” as a…

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Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way

The general medical community pays lip service to diet and lifestyle changes as a first line of therapy for abnormal…

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If You Don’t Want to Take a Statin…

There are natural ways to effectively reduce your heart attack risk. As the controversial new guidelines on statins begin to…

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Beware! Your Cholesterol Numbers Might Not Mean What You Think

For years, getting your cholesterol checked meant finding out whether your cholesterol numbers — total cholesterol... LDL "bad" cholesterol... and HDL…

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Eat This Fruit to Lower Cholesterol

Sure, statin drugs such as Lipitor and Zocor can be effective in bringing down elevated cholesterol—and, therefore, your risk for…

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How Low Should Your LDL Go?

"Keep your LDL cholesterol low" is practically a medical mantra now. It’s a greater struggle for some folks than for…

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When "Good" Cholesterol Isn’t So Good

For years, we’ve heard about two forms of cholesterol -- the "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and the "good" high-density lipoprotein…

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When Cholesterol Just Won’t Go Down

State-of-the art treatment can reduce LDL by up to 75% Most of the estimated 42 million Americans with high cholesterol…

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How Low Should You Go?

Why low cholesterol may not be better for you When it comes to cholesterol, the message that most of us…