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High Cholesterol

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

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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.

The Latest

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nutrition

Can Okra Help to Lower Cholesterol?

Treating high cholesterol by eating okra or drinking okra water has become a popular trend. But does it really work?

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Nutrition

What's the Best Cooking Oil to Lower Your Cholesterol?

Seed oils like sunflower, canola, rapeseed, safflower, flaxseed, and sesame oil are the best choice for lowering LDL cholesterol levels, according to a study.

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Risk Factors

If You Have Sleep Apnea, Chances Are You Have High Cholesterol Too

Obstructive sleep apnea, characterized by snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, daytime sleepiness, etc. is strongly associated with high cholesterol.

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LDL

High LDL Cholesterol Raises Heart Disease Risk Even in ‘Healthy’ People

Even without other risk factors, adults are at increased risk for heart disease if their LDL cholesterol is high, according to the American Heart Association.