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6. Medications That Manage Your Cholesterol

You could be following a heart-healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and optimizing your weight and still not have your lipids and cardiovascular risk level where they need to be. When lifestyle changes aren’t enough to control your cholesterol, your physician may prescribe a medication to help you out.
Fortunately, you have

Medications and Lifestyle Strategies to Lower Your LDL Cholesterol

Chances are, you know someone who is taking a statin medication—or you may be taking one yourself. Why are so many people taking statins? Because they are very effective at cutting your cardiovascular risks by lowering LDL cholesterol.

High levels of LDL cholesterol are strongly associated with cardiovascular disease, which includes

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

6. Medications That Manage Your Cholesterol

You’re doing all the right things to improve your lipid profile. You’ve shed some extra pounds. You’re eating a heart-healthy diet. You’re exercising every day. Nevertheless, your doctor says your cholesterol still isn’t quite where it should be, and your odds of suffering a heart attack or stroke are still

Treating Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of cardiovascular disease in the U.S., and claims the lives of almost 400,000 Americans each year. CAD develops when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of plaque: a waxy deposit made up

Newer LDL-Lowering Drug Shows Excellent Benefit

In the ongoing effort to find drugs that safely and effectively reduce cardiovascular events, there’s a new class of stars: PCSK9 inhibitors. These drugs are antibodies directed at the PCSK9 protein, which regulates LDL receptor recycling.  Blocking the protein results in increasing the effective number of receptors, which leads to

Newsbriefs: Walking; Statins; Painkillers; Cholesterol Drugs

Walking Enhances Creativity.
A recent study at Stanford University by  Dr. Marily Oppezzo shows that creativity increases substantially when participants take a walk. Dr. Oppezzo gathered volunteer undergraduates to complete tests of creativity, such as finding alternative uses for common objects (such as a button). Then the students, who met in

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