By: Joe Graedon April 11, 2019 11 Comments
    Low LDL Cholesterol Linked to Bleeding Strokes

    Ask any golfer if you can have too low a golf score and he will think you're nuts. After all, the lowest score wins in golf. Ask almost any cardiologist if you can have too low LDL cholesterol levels …

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2018 19 Comments
    Can You Stop Aspirin Suddenly Without Risking a …

    A major controversy in medicine has to do with the value of aspirin. This inexpensive drug has been available for more than 100 years. It remains a gold-standard pain reliever and fever reducer. No ot…

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2014 29 Comments
    Can Cholesterol Go Too Low?

    Goldilocks didn't know beans about cholesterol, but she was an expert on porridge--not too hot, not too cold. We wish cardiologists were more willing to follow her example. Everybody knows that when c…

    By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2014 3 Comments
    Does Vitamin C Help Protect Against Bleeding Str…

    A small case control study from France suggests that people with adequate levels of vitamin C circulating in their systems are less prone to hemorrhagic strokes. These bleeding strokes are less common…

    By: Terry Graedon June 27, 2013 2 Comments
    Caffeine in Pills Linked to Stroke

    Drinking coffee has been associated with health benefits such as a reduced likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, heart failure, Alzheimer's disease or certain cancers. But caffeine in medications …

    By: Joe Graedon February 1, 2012 6 Comments
    Can Low Cholesterol Cause Stroke?

    Q. I take simvastatin, and I am concerned that my cholesterol may be too low (143, HDL 46, LDL 75). My mother died at age 64 from a massive stroke. Somewhere I read that very low cholesterol increases…