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Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is the "bad" cholesterol, conversely, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol. High cholesterol treatment includes lifestyle changes (diet and exercise), and medications such as statins, bile acid resins, and fibric acid derivatives.
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Cholesterol - Mr. D.T.'s Story of Hope
- Cholesterol Guidelines
- Cholesterol Guidelines for Adults (2001)
- Cholesterol Treatment
- Cholesterol: HDL cholesterol ratio
- Cholesterol: Questions To Ask Your Doctor
- Cholesterol: The Truth About Cholesterol
- Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol?
- Does Stress Cause High Cholesterol?
- Fats, Fish Oil and Omega-3-Fatty Acids
- HDL: What should be done about low HDL levels?
- How Do I Lower My Cholesterol (Triglycerides)
- Is Lipitor Safe if I Have Fatty Liver?
- Do Bile Acid Resins Lower Cholesterol?
- Can Fibrate Drugs Lower Cholesterol?
- Does Nizoral Shampoo Interfere with Statins?
- Rhabdomyolysis Symptoms and Causes
- Statins - - Doing More Than Lowering Your Cholesterol?
- What are Cholesterol-Lowering Statins?
- What Foods Lower Cholesterol?
- What Are the Risks and Side Effects of Zocor?
Medications & Supplements
- alirocumab (Praluent)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin)
- cerivastatin, Baycol
- cholestyramine, Questran, Questran Light
- colesevelam, Welchol
- colestipol (Colestid)
- Repatha (evolocumab)
- ezetimibe, Zetia
- ezetimibe and simvastatin, Vytorin
- fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix)
- fluvastatin, Lescol, Lescol XL
- gemfibrozil, Lopid
- lovastatin, Mevacor, Altoprev
- niacin, Niacor, Niaspan, Slo-Niacin, Nicolar (discontinued)
- niacin and lovastatin, Advicor
- pravastatin, Pravigard PAC (discontinued)
- red yeast rice (monascus purpureus) - oral
- rosuvastatin, Crestor
- Zocor (simvastatin)
- Statins vs. Niacin
- verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Verelan PM [Discontinued: Isoptin, Isoptin SR, Covera-HS])
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- Statins Help Healthy People Lower Their 'Bad' Cholesterol
- The 411 on High Triglycerides
- Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study
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- What You Need to Know About Cholesterol
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- 10 Ways to Help Boost Your Good Cholesterol
- Atorvastatin Recall FAQs
- Cholesterol & Heart Attacks
- Cholesterol and Saturated Fats
- Cholesterol Control Alternatives
- Cholesterol Facts
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