Unhealthy cholesterol levels (low HDL, high LDL, and high triglycerides) increase the risk for heart disease and heart attack. Some risk factors for cholesterol can be controlled (diet, exercise, weight) while others cannot (age, gender, and family history).
From puberty on, men tend to have lower HDL (good cholesterol) levels than women. One reason is that the female sex hormone estrogen is associated with higher HDL levels. Because of this, premenopausal women...Read more
Okay, you've just found out you have high cholesterol. Now what? Well, you need to know the breakdown of your "lipid panel" in order to... Read more »
You may have been told that you need to lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and increase your HDL (good) cholesterol levels. While... Read more »
1. How can I lower my cholesterol? Cholesterol can be lowered by a variety of means which traditionally begins with therapeutic lifestyle... Read more »