New cholesterol drug has fewer side effects

There is new hope for those who cannot tolerate statins. Evolocumab is part of a new class of drugs which suppress a gene involved with cholesterol regulation in the liver.

Boland town cuts cholesterol by 24% in 21 days

Could you have high cholesterol and not know it? Residents of a small town in the Western Cape have shown the nation that it's possible to reduce your cholesterol count by 24% in 21 days.

Statin benefits outweigh harms

Statins have few serious side effects, although they do slightly raise the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a review.

Statins reduce gum inflammation

The statin medications you take for your heart may have an unexpected side benefit: they help reduce inflammation of the gums.

High cholesterol worse for men

Middle-aged men with high cholesterol levels are at greater risk for a first heart attack than similar women, Norwegian researchers report.

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