A set of guidelines that influence how doctors treat patients with high cholesterol suggests keeping close tabs on levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and including more factors in their assessment of heart disease risk.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Registered dietitian Katherine Patton MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, answers this one about cholesterol.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cardiologist Steven Nissen, MD, answers this one about genetics and heart disease.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about cardiovascular disease.
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For the first time, a drug from a new class of potent cholesterol-lowering therapies has been shown to cut the risk of death, heart attack and stroke. Here’s guidance on whether it’s right for you.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one.
Most parents probably don’t think that high blood cholesterol levels could be a problem for their children. But elevated cholesterol levels in kids can contribute to heart disease and stroke in adulthood.
Two new drugs to help physicians better manage “bad” cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) have received approval this week from an FDA advisory panel. The FDA typically accepts those recommendations, so the drugs may soon be available for patient use. The new drugs – both injectables – are called alirocumab (brand name, Praluent), which received the panel’s … Read More
For years, we’ve been told to avoid high-cholesterol foods for heart health, but those days may be coming to an end. A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report, which was released today, will help shape the next version … Read More
Most of us have heard about “good” cholesterol. But this so-called “good” cholesterol can turn bad – by losing its cardio-protective properties and promoting inflammation and coronary artery disease. Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered the process by which high-density lipoprotein (HDL) – the carrier of so-called “good” cholesterol – becomes dysfunctional.The discovery represents the first … Read More