Heart Health

High Cholesterol

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about high cholesterol, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Are There REALLY Benefits to Low LDL?

Efforts to lower LDL cholesterol seem to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events and heart disease but it is necessary to find the right level for you.

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Grilled chicken on a cutting board.
Nutrition

Hey, Chicken Lovers: It May Be Time to Cut Back

New research suggests that white meat may not be much healthier than beef after all.

Boxes of statin drugs.
Medication

Over Half of Eligible Patients Aren't Offered a Statin

Nearly 59 percent of American adults who meet guidelines for statin therapy to lower cholesterol say their physicians hadn’t given them a statin option.

Woman making eggs in frying pan.
Nutrition

Good Eggs vs. Bad Eggs: A New Skirmish in the War on Cholesterol

A review published in JAMA has linked dietary cholesterol in eggs to increased risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality... again.

Man discussing medications with his pharmacist.
Medication

Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

Drugs made from valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan purchased from suppliers in India and China have been recalled due to possible contamination.

Doctor's order for cholesterol test.
Drug Costs

Drug Companies Cut Cholesterol Drug Prices

Drug manufactueres have announced a 60 percent reduction in the U.S. prices of their cholesterol-lowering medication, Praluent (alirocumab).

Handful of rapsberries.
Nutrition

How Raspberries Can Help Lower Cholesterol

A one cup serving of raspberries contains just 64 calories, 8 grams of dietary fiber, and 54 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Cholesterol meter concept.
Cholesterol

Hypothyroid With High Cholesterol? You Don’t Have to Be

If you are hypothyroid and have high cholesterol, treating your underactive thyroid could resolve your cholesterol problems. Find out what your cholesterol levels should be, and the best treatment options.

Rich holiday foods on a table.
Nutrition

Holiday Eating May Spike Your Cholesterol

Eating rich foods during the holidays can cause your cholesterol to jump by 20 percent after Christmas, according to this study.

Doctor explaining new cholesterol guidelines to a patient.
Living With

Updated High Cholesterol Guidelines: What's New?

The latest cholesterol guidelines may not have made the New York Times Best Sellers list, but they definitely have the attention of the medical community.

Red cut potatoes on cutting board.
Five Questions

Potato Strong: Low-Fat, Vegan Diet for High Cholesterol

Will Kriski tells his story about tackling high cholesterol by developing a low-fat, whole-foods, plant-based diet that emphasizes starchy vegetables.