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Bowl of psyllium husks, an excellent source of dietary fiberCholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Terry Graedon - April 4, 2021
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Have You Lost Confidence in the FDA?

What's happened to the FDA? Has it abandoned patients and turned into a lap dog instead of a watch dog? Have you lost confidence in the FDA?

Joe Graedon - March 29, 2021

Why Do Statins Remain Controversial?

Terry Graedon - March 11, 2021

People with Cardiovascular Disease Do Better Eating Fish

Joe Graedon - March 8, 2021

How Safe and Effective Are Your Medicines? You Might Be Surprised!

Joe Graedon - October 26, 2020

Can Good HDL Cholesterol Go Too High?

Joe Graedon - July 29, 2019

Are Statin Side Effects Fake Medical News?

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Joe Graedon - April 22, 2019

Why Would Anyone Want to Raise Cholesterol Levels?

We're told that total and LDL cholesterol are really bad. What if such lipids are very low naturally? Are there any risks? Can you raise cholesterol levels?

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Joe Graedon - February 7, 2019

Statins for Older People | A New Study is Wildly Misinterpreted!

Should doctors be prescribing statins for all older people? A new meta-analysis has been interpreted that way. Read the full story here. We share the data!

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Joe Graedon - January 21, 2019

Is It Risky to Have Low Cholesterol Naturally?

People have been told that cholesterol is their enemy. If people have low cholesterol naturally are there any potential problems? Find out about one.

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Terry Graedon - August 23, 2018

Helping Your Heart Means Boosting Your Brain

A study of French senior citizens shows that if you do a good job of helping your heart with diet and exercise, you also dramatically lower your likelihood of dementia.

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Terry Graedon - August 23, 2018

When Is High LDL Cholesterol a Problem?

A study of low-risk individuals that ran for more than a quarter of a century found that even in these people, high LDL cholesterol can shorten life expectancy.

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Joe Graedon - August 13, 2018

Can Statins Cause Myositis? | Irreversible Muscle Damage

Do you know what the symptoms of myositis are? If you are taking a statin you should know! This is a rare but debilitating and potentially deadly reaction linked to statins.

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Joe Graedon - August 2, 2018

Do Statins Cause Myositis? A Devastating Muscle Disorder

For years we have heard from health professionals that statins rarely cause side effects. Yet patients tell a different story. A new study from Australia seems to confirm that statins cause myositis.

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Terry Graedon - June 11, 2018

Natural Ways to Get Your Cholesterol Down

One reader found that red yeast rice, turmeric and black pepper together with exercise and a strict diet lowered cholesterol. Can you get your cholesterol down with natural products?

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Joe Graedon - June 7, 2018

Old Data Behind Statin Guidelines Led to Serious Overprescribing

For years doctors have been told to follow statin guidelines from cardiology experts. That would mean half of all Americans would be on statins. New research calls this dogma into question.

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AgingTerry Graedon - April 23, 2018

No Study Support for Fish Oil Soothing Dry Eyes

Although fish oil has a reputation for soothing dry eyes, a recent randomized controlled trial found that placebo capsules of olive oil worked just as well.

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Joe Graedon - March 26, 2018

Can Atorvastatin Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Studies on sexual side effects can be tricky. Many health professionals don't like to ask about ED. Does atorvastatin cause erectile dysfunction? Learn about the latest research.

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Cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)Joe Graedon - January 15, 2018

Atorvastatin Side Effects — Is Psoriasis One of Them?

It often takes many years to discover unusual or rare adverse drug reactions. Could psoriasis be one of the atorvastatin side effects? A mystery revealed!