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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.

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.

Low-carb diet could cut cholesterol

A new clinical trial has reported that a low-carb diet improves cholesterol levels, as a second study in a week reports health benefits for this once bright star of the diet world.

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.

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%.

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