What is colesterol or cholesterol?

What is colesterol or cholesterol? Colesterol (Spanish for cholesterol) is a steroid that plays an important function in the body. It is used in many different cells to make important structures. That said, cholesterol also plays a major role in heart disease. From a...
Are Cholesterol Target Levels Too Low?

Are Cholesterol Target Levels Too Low?

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single biggest cause of health problems and death in the USA and the world. Statins offer a way to help treat CHD, but have become perhaps too heavily pushed. And the target level of cholesterol to reach may have been lowered too...

Benefits of Ezetimibe for Heart Disease?

Cholesterol lowering medications have been increasingly prescribed in the United States. The best selling medication of all time is Lipitor, one such drug. This blog will be exploring statin use and safety over the next week. A recent non-statin drug is Ezetimibe. It...