As if the new cholesterol guidelines needed more controversy, the BMJ reported that the chair of the panel responsible for …
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.
One in six Americans have high cholesterol, but one in five can’t take the popular statin medications to keep their levels down.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that the popular cholesterol-lowering medications may cause memory loss and confusion, but long term use of the medications may reduce that risk.
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.
The new findings clarify the Type 2 diabetes risks associated with statins, but the debate over who should be taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs is likely to persist
Researchers think certain environmental changes over the past decade have helped push kids’ cholesterol levels down. The bad news: American youngsters are still way too fat
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added new safety warnings to cholesterol-reducing statin drugs on Wednesday, noting increased risks of Type 2 diabetes and memory loss for patients who take the medications.
It’s hard to think of bacteria as the good guys when it comes to health, but research increasingly shows that the bugs that live in our gut may have a big influence on our well-being. In a new study, scientists find that these …