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The Best Ways to Lower Triglycerides

Getting your triglycerides back into a healthy range often requires a one-two punch: healthier habits plus medication. We'll walk you through your options.

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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.

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.

Statin Use May Protect IBD Patients

Statin Use May Protect IBD Patients

People with Crohn’s disease are at increased risk for colorectal cancer. Statin drugs to control cholesterol levels may help reduce this risk.

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

You may be risking your health if you take red yeast rice supplements to lower your cholesterol. Here’s why.

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.

Are PCSK9 Inhibitors Better Than Statins?

Are PCSK9 Inhibitors Better Than Statins?

Statins are the medication of choice for reducing LDL cholesterol, but a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, has entered the market.

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Should You Take a Statin if You're Healthy?

Many people who are healthy but at increased risk of cardiovascular disease should take statins for primary prevention, according to new recommendations.

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When to Consider an Alternative to Statins

If your LDL levels remain stubbornly high or you develop intolerable side effects, such as persistent muscle pain, you may be a candidate for other cholesterol-lowering medications.

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Statins and Memory: Should You Worry?

Do cholesterol-lowering statins create a mental fog? Growing clinical evidence suggests that they may not. Here’s the latest research.