cholesterol

People attend the American College of Cardiology's conference in Washington, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems […]

07/16/2014

People attend the American College of Cardiology's conference in Washington, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can’t tolerate or don’t get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs […]

03/29/2014

Bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes. It’s the first independent look at […]

03/19/2014

Kids' cholesterol down; fewer trans fats cited

(AP) – Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen. The results are surprising, given […]

08/07/2012