Cardiologist: Common Misconception May Be Putting Kids' Health At RiskA common misconception about cholesterol might be putting children's health in jeopardy.
Cholesterol Drug Shows Promise To Help Reverse Heart DiseaseFor the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries.
FDA Approves Injectable Medicines To Lower Bad CholesterolDwaine Harris has had two stents after bouts of chest pain.
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Study Brings About Concerns For Using Niacin To Treat CholesterolNiacin, 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).
Pitt Study: Menopause A Particular Time For Cholesterol ConcernAt menopause, typically around age 50, the ovaries shut down and a woman's hormones change.
Study Finds Link Between Statin Users And High-Calorie DietsMillions of Americans take medication to keep the cholesterol in check.
Cholesterol Becoming A Growing Issue For KidsWhen you think of high cholesterol, your first thought isn't usually children.
New Guidelines Could Put More People On Cholesterol-Lowering DrugsNew guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.
New Drug Showing A Lot Of Promise In Fight Against CholesterolA 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.
New Study Looks At Seasons & Cholesterol LevelsWhen is "good cholesterol season?” Turns out, it could be right around the corner.
Coffee Linked With Boosting LDL Cholesterol LevelsIf 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.
Study Finds Women Benefit From StatinsWho benefits more from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins – men or women? Turns out, they both benefit.
Lipitor Goes GenericThe world's best-selling prescription drug went generic today. The patent ran out on Lipitor, which is used to lower cholesterol.
Study To Use Cholesterol Drug To Fight Colon Cancer In a National Cancer Institute study, a cholesterol drug is thought to interfere with a protein colon cancer cells need to divide.