and Triglycerides: What You Need to Know
The majority of physicians think their patients do not understand triglycerides and their associated risks to heart health.
Cholesterol Study Underway
British researchers who helped establish the benefits of statins in preventing cardiovascular events by lowering LDL, or "bad" cholesterol levels, are now hoping to find similar benefits for a new drug combination aimed at increasing HDL, or "good" cholesterol levels.
Low Should Cholesterol Go?
They [researchers] believe the increase in statin dose required to reach these low cholesterol levels -- more than eight-times higher than doses used today -- would result in significantly more adverse side effects from the drugs and might even outweigh any benefits seen in lower heart disease risks.