Cholesterol

Carolyn Gretton

Too much of a good thing: HDL and dementia

It’s been the mantra of health experts for a long time: LDL is “bad” cholesterol and should be kept low, while HDL is the “good” kind that you should have plenty of. However, the reality is much more complicated. The truth is when it comes to HDL, there can be too much of a good thing…

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC

Why you shouldn’t lower cholesterol with OREOS

A published study showing that eating OREOs can lower cholesterol better than statins is getting a LOT of attention. But before you reach for a sleeve of the black and white disks, there’s more than meets the eye about what led up to this crazy story and the 71 percent drop in LDL…

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC

Why winter raises cholesterol levels

Heart health is always in season. But during the winter season, there are a few reasons to pay it special attention. According to experts, just like the snow, some health-related factors can pile up to increase cardiovascular risks…

Joyce Hollman

The diet that improved heart health in just 8 weeks

Lots of studies say that restricting certain foods is heart-protective. But sometimes studies can be contradictory. But researchers really put the impact of food to the test using twins and say this diet can turn heart health around in just six weeks…

Carolyn Gretton

The nut that slays pesky pounds, diabetes and high cholesterol

Losing weight, like so many things, gets harder with age, while packing the pounds on seems to get only easier. Lucky for us, one of our favorite nuts may be the answer. New research says it’s powerful enough to be designated a superfood…

Carolyn Gretton

The statin that raises your risk of diabetes and cataracts

Doctors often prescribe statins to help lower cholesterol. However, they come with a laundry list of worrying side effects, including a higher risk of dementia, kidney damage and muscle pain. Now we’re finding some statins can increase the risk for diabetes and cataracts…