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Controlling Cholesterol
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. That's the perfect time to learn five tips for managing your cholesterol.
Cholesterol: What Are Your Numbers?
Understanding cholesterol is the first step in managing your cholesterol levels.
Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
Healthy Fats and Your Cholesterol
Ditching the cheese and fatty meats for healthy fats like those that come from vegetable oils may have a positive effect on your cholesterol levels, according to a new scientific statement.
Can Cholesterol Be Too Low?
Lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease. But some have expressed concerns over the health effects of lowering LDL cholesterol too much.
Statins and Your Heart
For those with ischemic heart disease, statins are recommended. But not all patients may benefit from statins, according to a new JAMA Internal Medicine study.
There's Now a Generic Crestor
The first generic version of Crestor (rosuvastatin) has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The Link Between Statins and Colorectal Cancer
In a new study, researchers took a closer look at the relationship between statins, cholesterol and colorectal cancer.
Vegetable Oils May Not Help You Live Longer
There's now reason to doubt the heart-health benefits of vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid, according to a new study.
Muscle Trouble? There May Be an Alternative to Statins
Some patients who need to take statins to lower cholesterol report related muscle pain or weakness that keeps them from taking the drugs, but statins may not be at fault.