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Beyond Cholesterol – Part 2

The CVD Trio As noted in Part 1 of this 3-part series – Making Sense of Your Cholesterol Scores – cholesterol measures alone have been insufficient for predicting and preventing cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke. Over half of these occur in people with normal cholesterol levels. As a result, researchers continue to look […]

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Making Sense of Your Cholesterol Scores

The Cholesterol Conundrum Because aggressively reducing patients’ LDL cholesterol has failed to prevent many cardiovascular events, there’s been renewed effort over the past decade to find better ways to “risk-stratify” patients – especially those at “moderate risk” using the conventional Framingham Risk Score (FRS). The FRS has been found satisfactory for identifying people at high […]

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Do Statins Fatten?

New Study Challenges Latest Statin Guidelines Statin drugs are the cholesterol-lowering darlings of contemporary medicine. So much so that fully half of men age 65-74 are prescribed them and one in four adults – both men and women – over 45 are taking them. An increasing proportion of these patients don’t have the established cardiovascular […]

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Docs’ Cholesterol Chaos to Rival Obamacare Website Debacle?

Cholesterol Turmoil Leaves Patients & Their Doctors With Questions The cholesterol cops are at it again – only this time the storm they’ve stirred up makes them look more like the Keystone Cops. The latest cholesterol guidelines and the new risk calculator being recommended for prescribing cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are starting to take on the […]

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