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cholesterol

kuh le stuh rawl

  • n  an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues

  • Without cholesterol, your body couldn't function.
  • An experimental drug no one expected to work is surprisingly effective at rooting out cholesterol.
  • Ezetimibe is the first cholesterol-lowering medication that works by blocking absorption of cholesterol in the gut, rather than regulating the fat's production in the liver, like .
News & Articles

  • Advice on how to keep your cholesterol levels low
    This week is National Men`s Health Week! High cholesterol is dangerous and contributes to heart disease, the leading cause of death in men. Men`s Health contributor and sports nutritionist Dr. Chris Mohr joined the FOX43 morning team with advice on …
    June 11, 2013 - FOX 43 Harrisburg
  • New drug helps lower out of control bad cholesterol
    For some people no matter what they do, their bad cholesterol numbers skyrocket. Now, a drug that’s just hit the market could help bring it back down to earth.
    June 10, 2013 - KING5 Seattle
  • Cholesterol drugs may cause muscle pain
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs could be tied to more muscle problems than researchers previously believed, a new study hints. Researchers compared two groups of similar people enrolled in military health insurance and found those taking a statin were about 10 percent more …
    June 6, 2013 - FOX 43 Harrisburg
Quotes

  • Wayne Levi in CBC.ca
    You try to do all the right things,said Levi, who turned 58 in February. "I walk, I don't smoke, I don't drink, my blood pressure was good, my cholesterol was good. When he told me I had a heart attack, I almost collapsed. I still can't...
  • Charles Grassley in Houston Chronicle
    I am troubled to learn that after careful analysis of the ENHANCE results, medical experts are now calling Vytorin the cholesterol fighter of last resort,Grassley wrote Monday in a letter to the chief executives of Merck and Schering-Plough.
  • Dwain Chambers in International Herald Tribune
    I wasn't just on THG, EPO and HGH, but testosterone to help with sleep and reduce cholesterol,Chambers writes in the second installment published Tuesday in the Daily Mail. "I was also injecting insulin, three units into the lower part of...

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