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Updated High Cholesterol Guidelines: What's New?

by Stephanie Stephens Health Writer
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Good Eggs vs. Bad Eggs: A New Skirmish in the War on Cholesterol

by Diane Domina Senior Content Production Editor
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Over Half of Eligible Patients Aren't Offered a Statin

by Diane Domina Senior Content Production Editor

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What’s Tripping Up Your Cholesterol Treatment?

Half of all people who’ve been prescribed meds for high cholesterol don’t take them. Here's how to stay on plan.

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The Dangerous Domino Effect of High Cholesterol

Learn what can happen in the body when your LDL rises—and how that ups your risk of heart attack and stroke.

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When Lifestyle Changes Don't Control Cholesterol

Medication may be a must to protect your heart health, even if you’re doing everything else right.

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Why High Cholesterol Is So Dangerous in Women

A woman’s “bad” LDL can rise as her estrogen levels drop, upping her risk for cardiovascular disease.

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11 Expert Insights Into High Cholesterol

Let two top cardiologists explain the good, the bad, and, yep, the ugly about LDL and HDL cholesterol.

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All About Triglycerides on Your Cholesterol Panel

Do you know what triglycerides are? Triglycerides are that number included at the end of every cholesterol panel. You know, the one your doctor usually ignores and most people don’t even know is there. What exactly does this neglected value mean? Tri...

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Understanding the Variables That Predict Heart Disease

Reports from cholesterol lab tests cover a lot of ground. But what does it all mean?

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How Much Cholesterol Is OK on a Low-Cholesterol Diet?

So, how much cholesterol can you have per day on a low cholesterol diet? This is a pretty common question for anyone who has been told to lower their cholesterol levels. Firstly, let me say that cholesterol naturally occurs in all parts of the body, ...