Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.
Having high HDL does not override the increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with elevated LDL and triglycerides.
People with Crohn’s disease are at increased risk for colorectal cancer. Statin drugs to control cholesterol levels may help reduce this risk.
High cholesterol levels increase heart disease risk but probiotics may be able to help.
You may be risking your health if you take red yeast rice supplements to lower your cholesterol. Here’s why.
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.
Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.
Statins are the medication of choice for reducing LDL cholesterol, but a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, has entered the market.
Many people who are healthy but at increased risk of cardiovascular disease should take statins for primary prevention, according to new recommendations.
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.