Cholesterol

Cholesterol Treatment

Cholesterol treatment is often a complex interaction between lifestyle and medication. Learn more about treating cholesterol conditions including atherosclerosis and familial hypercholesterolaemia treatment.

Atherosclerosis: treatment

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which arteries accumulate lipid (chiefly cholesterol in the form of an oil or crystals) and attract cells as an “inflammatory” response after which there may be scarring and calcification (hardening).

10 tips to lower your cholesterol

Healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce cholesterol and minimise your risk of developing heart disease. Here are 10 tips to get you started.

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.

New injection might lower cholesterol

Researchers report that injections of a novel "monoclonal antibody" lowered LDL cholesterol levels in patients with high cholesterol by as much as 72%.

Hypercholesterolaemia: treatment

High cholesterol, or hypercholesterolaemia, is a condition in which the amount of cholesterol in the blood exceeds normal values.

Can natural berberine lower cholesterol?

The herbal supplement berberine has recently become popular for treating high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol in our blood is a risk factor for heart problems and stroke.

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.

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