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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 Guidelines
- 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?
- Cholesterol - Mr. D.T.'s Story of Hope
- Rhabdomyolysis Symptoms and Causes
- Statins - - Doing More Than Lowering Your Cholesterol?
- What are Cholesterol-Lowering Statins?
- Cholesterol Guidelines for Adults (2001)
- 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])
Prevention & Wellness
- Could Too Much 'Good' HDL Cholesterol Be Bad for Your Heart?
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- Health Tip: Why Get a Cholesterol Test?
- High Cholesterol Tied to Better Brain Health in Those Over 85
- Many Patients Denied Costly New Cholesterol Drugs
- Health Tip: Suggestions to Improve Your Cholesterol
- The 411 on High Triglycerides
- Why Are Statins Underused With Black Patients?
- 10 Ways to Help Boost Your Good Cholesterol
- Atorvastatin Recall FAQs
- Cholesterol & Heart Attacks
- Cholesterol and Saturated Fats
- Cholesterol Control Alternatives
- Cholesterol Facts
- Cholesterol Quiz - How to Lower Levels
- Cholesterol Specific References
- Cholesterol, How Much Do You Know?
- Cholesterol: Can Your Cholesterol Be Too Low?
- Counterfeit Lipitor Beware
- Fiber- What Is It?
- Heart: New Test to Predict Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol Risk Factors
- How Low Must Your Cholesterol Go?
- Low Cholesterol Diet: Fatty Fish, Heart Healthy
- Low Cholesterol Diet: Oatmeal & Oat Bran
- Low Cholesterol Diet: Overview of Functional Foods
- Low Cholesterol Diet: Plant Sterols, Stanols
- Low Cholesterol Diet: Soy Protein
- Low Cholesterol Diet: Walnuts, Heart Healthy
- Lower Your Cholesterol - Get Physical!
- National Cholesterol Education Month - September
- Nutrition Low Cholesterol - Daily Food Guide: Breads
- Nutrition Low Cholesterol - Daily Food Guide: Eggs
- Nutrition Low Cholesterol - Daily Food Guide: Fats and Oils
- Nutrition Low Cholesterol - Daily Food Guide: Meats
- Nutrition Low Cholesterol - Daily Food Guide: Fruits and Veggies
- Nutrition Low Cholesterol - Daily Food Guide:Sweets and Snacks
- Nutrition Low Cholesterol: Daily Food Guide, Milk, Yogurt, Cheese
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- TLC Diet Daily Food Guide
- Trans Fat Now On labels
- Trans Fats Added To Nutrition Labels
- Trans Fats...The Deadly Fat