Tag: cholesterol levels

Is Your Cholesterol Too High?

To diagnose high cholesterol, your doctor will likely perform a fasting cholesterol test, called a “fasting lipoprotein profile.” The test typically requires you not to eat or drink anything but water for 9-12 hours...

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Making Sense of Cholesterol

If you don’t understand everything about cholesterol, you’re not alone. There’s good and bad cholesterol and numbers that go with each. To help manage your cholesterol, you need to know about the different...

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Statin Medication

Can cholesterol-lowering statin medications really prevent heart attack and stroke when your cholesterol levels are normal? The answer is a resounding “yes,” according to Steve Nissen, MD, Chairman of Cardiovascular...

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