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'There's Just No Doubt' -- Limiting Saturated Fats Helps Your Heart

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Midway through the 20th century, heart disease caused one of every two deaths in the United States. While doctors traced the heart problems to clogged arteries, they didn't know what caused those clogs. It was exactly the kind of riddle Dr. Ancel Keys loved trying to solve.

Studies Find New Drugs Greatly Lower Cholesterol

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tol...

Statins, Static and the Status Quo: Is Anyone Getting the Signal?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If it were truly clear exactly what criteria for statin use were best, there would be no controversy in the first place. There appear to be strengths and weaknesses to both sets of criteria, the old and the new.

Why I Wish They'd Stop Running Medical Ads

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Commercials have come a long way since those matching bathtubs on the hill. Of course I'm still worried about erectile dysfunction, but first I must get a handle on my LDL and HDL. Which one indicates a cholesterol problem again?

After Generics Enter Market, World's Top Selling Drug Sees Sales Plunge

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. -- Sales of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor plunged by half barely a week after the world's top-selling drug got its first U.S. generic ...

How Much Do You Know About Cholesterol?

Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living

How often should you have your cholesterol checked? What should your LDL be? How about your total cholesterol? And which is worse: stick margarine, eg...

Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad And The Truth

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

Rather than being concerned about how to raise your "good" cholesterol, eat a whole foods, plant-based diet--and spend a few minutes a day exercising, meditating, and loving more.

Top 10 Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol

Dr. M.J. Wegmann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. M.J. Wegmann

When it comes to education and testing, greater numbers amount to greater success, but when it comes to cholesterol the higher the score the worse you often are.