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100 Questions & Answers about Managing Your Cholesterol
This easy-to-read guide provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions asked by patients. Topics include cholesterol and atherosclerosis, risk factors for high cholesterol and heart disease, diagnosis and testing, and ways to improve cholesterol through diet, exercise, and medications.

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Finding Familial High Cholesterol Before You Know You Have It

FH, or familial hypercholesterolemia, is a genetic predisposition to very high levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) that may first manifest itself as a fatal heart attack at a premature age. There are therapies, statin-based, that reliably improve outcomes for patients with FH. But there is a big problem: 90 out of 100 patients who have FH do not know they have it or perhaps even what it is. Many physicians are equally in the dark about the disease and therefore do not screen patients for it. This discusses the condition, its familial qualities, and new research to help diagnosis it before it does damage.

Speaker: Joshua W. Knowles, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, (Cardiovascular Medicine) Stanford University Medical Center

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Cholesterol (American Heart Association)

High Blood Cholesterol (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

High Cholesterol (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines


The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol
Presents a comprehensive guide to successfully managing cholesterol, and provide information on good and bad cholesterol, diet and exercise, and medications.

Controlling Cholesterol for Dummies
Offers a guide for reducing cholesterol by adopting a healthy lifestyle that combines a low-fat diet and exercise, and includes information on alternative options for cutting cholesterol.


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