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
I am a healthy 49 year-old male. For the past 4 years, I have had had chronic problems with the following:• I get up 1-2 times a night to... Read more »
I admit it, I am a bit late on my game this month and just last week remembered that September is Cholesterol Awareness Month - my bad.... Read more »
I am 29 years old and celibate. I was referred to a urologist for mild pain in my left testicle I have sometimes. He checked me and after... Read more »
Now that National Cholesterol Education Month has ended, I thought this would be a good time to highlight some of the recent... Read more »