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Dr Steven Nissen Argues for Aggressively Lowering LDL Cholesterol

Dr Steven Nissen Argues for Aggressively Lowering LDL Cholesterol

Dr Steven Nissen Argues for Aggressively Lowering LDL Cholesterol There is an ongoing debate about how aggressively to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, but Steve Nissen, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, argues that studies have shown an aggressive approach to lowering LDL always shows benefits. There is an ongoing debate about how aggressively to lower low-density...

‘Bad’ cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance

‘Bad’ cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance

Low-density lipoproteins, also known as “bad” cholesterol, have already been implicated in a number of negative health outcomes. A recent study investigates the role of cholesterol fluctuation in cognitive decline. Despite its bad name, cholesterol is essential to the normal functioning of the human body. Our cell membranes are composed of around 30 percent cholesterol....

LDL: The ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

LDL: The ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

If you have heart disease or you just want to keep your ticker healthy, you’ve probably heard the mantra already: “Watch your cholesterol!” The type that puts your heart at risk is LDL — the “bad” cholesterol. It collects in the walls of your blood vessels, where it can cause blockages. Higher LDL levels put...

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