To find out if your cholesterol levels are normal and healthy, use these charts split up by age and gender.
How to know if you should take statins to lower your cholesterol — and whether they are safe and effective
Statins are considered safe and effective, but they may not be right for everyone to lower cholesterol.
To lower cholesterol, it's important to eat more foods high in fiber and cut out unhealthy fats from your diet. Here's how to do it.
What causes coronary heart disease? How to know your risk factors for the leading cause of death in the US
Coronary heart disease occurs when cholesterol clogs arteries. It's the most common type of heart disease, and the leading cause of death in the US.
Research has found that saturated and trans fats may be worse for cholesterol than foods that are high in cholesterol, like eggs.
You can calculate your total cholesterol — including LDL, HDL, and triglycerides — with a blood test, so your doctor can determine the best treatment.
You can lower triglycerides with weight loss and exercise, and if your levels are really high, your doctor may also recommend medication.
Many of the most common causes of high cholesterol are lifestyle-related; consuming fewer fatty foods and quitting smoking could benefit your heart.
HDL, or "good," cholesterol helps remove excess LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream that can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
It generally takes at least three months to lower cholesterol and you'll need to maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward for any change to stick.
The small study showed the apples were superior to an apple-juice drink, likely due to their fiber content.
"Bad" cholesterol means LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and having too much can clot arteries and lead to heart problems.
A simple ‘polypill’ taken every day can cut the risk of heart attack in half, but some doctors are still hesitant to recommend it
New research shows the pill can benefit heart health, especially when taken regularly. Some health experts oppose the one-size-fits all solution.
There's more evidence that fasting may make you healthier, and it comes from studying Ramadan observers
The study included 14 people who fasted from dawn to sunset for Ramadan. Previous research has shown intermittent fasting may help with weight loss.
If you choose white meat over dark for health reasons, new research suggests you're making a mistake
A new study found that even white meat protein sources can increase a person's "bad" cholesterol levels.
A Silicon Valley startup just launched a DNA-based health test that could be a big competitor to 23andMe
A new genetic test looks at your risk of diseases like cancer and high cholesterol. Unlike 23andMe's test, it includes genetic counseling and full sequencing.
Some health tests are recommended for people in their 20s, including those that check for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cervical cancer.
Amgen cut the price of its cholesterol drug Repatha by 60%. The drug used to have a list price of more than $14,000 a year. Now, it'll be $5,850 a year. The goal is to make the drug more affordable to patients on Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors.
The scale can only tell you so much about your health. Here are some other health-related numbers that deserve just as much attention, including your blood pressure, cholesterol, waist circumference, hours of sleep, minutes of physical activity, and amount of vegetables eaten.
Nutrition researchers say eating full-fat cheese may not be as bad for your cholesterol as once thought, and that unlike butter, eating cheese could even help protect your heart, because of the special cheese matrix: the distinct way that protein and calcium are arranged in cheese.