Niacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL (low density lipoproteins) and raises the good HDL (high density lipoproteins).
At menopause, typically around age 50, the ovaries shut down and a woman’s hormones change.
Millions of Americans take medication to keep the cholesterol in check.
When you think of high cholesterol, your first thought isn’t usually children.
New guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.
A different way to lower bad cholesterol may be just around the corner. It’s an injection, every other week, and it has been doing well in clinical trials.
When is “good cholesterol season?” Turns out, it could be right around the corner.
If your cholesterol is high, chances are you’ve been told to change your lifestyle. You probably hear things like, stop smoking, get more exercise and avoid fatty foods. Well, it appears health experts may soon be telling you to cut down on your coffee intake.
Who benefits more from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins – men or women? Turns out, they both benefit.
The world’s best-selling prescription drug went generic today. The patent ran out on Lipitor, which is used to lower cholesterol.
In a National Cancer Institute study, a cholesterol drug is thought to interfere with a protein colon cancer cells need to divide.
The latest news about health care reveals that just over half of Americans have put off some sort of care because of the cost. But there are ways to cut costs without risking your health. CBS’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the latest order-your-own blood tests that get results without breaking the bank.
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