High Cholesterol

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


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.

By Peter Jaret

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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

Managing Cholesterol During the Holidays

When the holidays hit, it can be difficult to manage your cholesterol. Here are some tips on managing it during those times when it can be most difficult.

By Yumhee Park

How to Dine Out with High Cholesterol

So you have an invitation to eat out with friends, but you’re worried about creating problems with your cholesterol? Here are tips for keeping your restaurant meals under control.

By Yumhee Park

10 Foods to Avoid When Watching Your Cholesterol

They may taste good, but these foods may not be the best choice for those with high cholesterol.

By Allison Bush

8 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Millions of Americans take a statin to lower their cholesterol. While these drugs are powerful allies in the fight against cardiovascular disease, many people aren’t aware that diet and exercise can play an important part in reducing cholesterol as w...

By Allison Bush

Lower Your Cholesterol While Counting Carbs

Carbohydrate counting (a.k.a., “carb counting”) is often recommended for diabetics. However, when following a carb-counting diet, you also can make choices to promote lower cholesterol levels, which can reduce the risk of heart disease. What is carb ...

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

How Statins Stave Off Bad LDL

Statins are the traditional drug of choice to lower low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, also known as “bad” cholesterol.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

The Latest Medications to Lower LDL

Today’s drug research is informed by genomic advances that are contributing to the creation of personalized therapies for many disorders, including high LDL,

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN