Home > Medical > Cholesterol > News News All sections in Cholesterol » Blood Lipids » Cholesterol Explained » Fats in your Diet » Cholesterol News » Cholesterol Treatment Niacin for high cholesterol carries death risk Vitamin B3 boosts the risk of death rather than reduce risk of heart attack or stroke in people with high cholesterol. High cholesterol may delay parenthood When prospective parents have high cholesterol levels, it takes longer to conceive compared to those with lower cholesterol levels, according to a new study. Muscle pain overlooked in statin studies 10 to 25% of patients on statins report having muscle problems, but clinical trials consider these side effects to be rare, according to researchers. Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Could you have high cholesterol? » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Ask Cardiologist » 10 salty food culprits 10 foods with hidden fat New injectable drug further lowers bad cholesterol Injectable therapy can lower cholesterol even further than statins; the drug helps to lower bad cholesterol levels in the body. 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. Experimental cholesterol-lowering drug shows promise An experimental drug that lowers LDL "bad" cholesterol by helping to sweep it from the bloodstream appears to be both safe and effective in its first human trial. Statins do not reduce brainpower A new review of existing research finds no evidence that statins pose a risk to brainpower. 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. More Americans to be taking statins New guidelines introduced by leading heart experts could greatly expand the number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statins. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.