Most people who take red yeast rice to lower their cholesterol do well with it. But a few experience side effects such as muscle or nerve problems.
Should you choose white meat such as chicken instead of red meat like beef or pork? To lower cholesterol, pick plant protein in a low sat fat diet.
Have you ever taken glucosamine and chondroitin for sore joints? Did this combo raise cholesterol? Turmeric lowered cholesterol AND eased inflammation.
The scientific consensus is that if you grind flaxseed, you get more of the fiber, lignans and omega-3 fats that make it a healthful food.
How much time do you spend sitting on average? Chances are it's way too much and it's surprisingly bad for your health. How can you counteract the harm?
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?
Many physicians are adamant that statins rarely cause any side effects. And yet readers continue to report a connection between statins and muscle pain.
A reader's experience confirms research showing you can lower cholesterol with margarine that contains plant stanols or sterols.
Many people tell us they cannot tolerate statin side effects. Will Repatha substitute for statins without side effects and lower cholesterol successfully?
The FDA lists myositis as a statin side effect but many people are clueless what that means. The connection between statins and muscle damage is bewildering.
Millions of people take statins daily. Are there dangerous food and drug interactions? What about simvastatin or atorvastatin with grapefruit juice?