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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…myths—that high cholesterol is harmful. We know our bodies have many forms of cholesterol, some harmful and some not. Plus, manufacturers have created drugs to lower some components of cholesterol and to raise others. Despite the great strides we’ve made in educating ourselves about high cholesterol, a huge…

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New Research Warns that Statins Can Accelerate Aging

…artery disease—I’ve hesitated to recommend statins unless I was losing the battle with my patient. Young women with high cholesterol, or even children with high cholesterol, should almost never take statins. That’s because for these populations, the side effects of statins far outweigh the benefits…

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

…HDL, and it elevated blood pressure. What’s the bottom line for you? If you have a family history of heart disease at a young age, or have high cholesterol with confusing results, I urge you to ask your doctor to go beyond a standard lipid panel—and conduct specific testing to dissect your HDL cholesterol…

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Cholesterol Testing and Children: Should Children Take Statin Drugs?

…back, a government panel recommended cholesterol testing for children. Specifically, they stated that all children in the U.S. get screened for high cholesterol by age nine, and younger if they have a family history of heart disease. A debate erupted with critics who felt that this cholesterol testing…

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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…for healthy men and women who have high cholesterol levels but no history of heart disease, coronary events, or high coronary calcium scores (greater than 200). In my opinion, physicians who treat patients with statin medications on the basis of high cholesterol levels alone (without a history of coronary…

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