New guidelines could double the number of Americans on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Here’s what you need to know.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is used to damage control, but its focus has generally been on protecting hearts, not its reputation. Ever since the organization of heart professionals, along with the American College of …
New guidelines would double the number of Americans on cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Study of twins sheds light on good versus bad fat
One in six Americans have high cholesterol, but one in five can’t take the popular statin medications to keep their levels down.
In the south, it’s available year-round, but for the rest of us, summer is a great time to take advantage of fresh okra. While it looks like a ridged pepper, okra belongs to the same family as hibiscus and cotton, and likely came …
Statins lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and may be responsible for saving thousands of lives. Should everyone be taking the wonder drug?
Many people stop taking cholesterol-lowering statins due to muscle pain or nausea, but most people are able to resume taking a different type of the same drug.
Less than half of U.S. adolescents are living heart-healthy lives, and lack of exercise and poor diets could be creating a new generation of heart-disease patients.
Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans, and the lifetime risk among healthy Americans remains dangerously high.
What you eat can lower the risk of diabetes. But which foods have the strongest effect?
When it comes to lowering cholesterol, Americans seem to be getting the message.
The general advice for most Americans is: Get more exercise. But the question is what kind of exercise, how intensely and for how long?