Average cholesterol levels in Americans have stopped falling since 2008, a study finds, raising concerns about an increase in heart disease and the effectiveness of statins.
Gina Kolata answers readers’ questions about the potential consequences of cholesterol levels that are too low.
Average levels of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, declined significantly in Americans from 2001 to 2008, but have remained steady ever since, a new study has found.
Probiotics may improve digestive health, but it is not yet clear whether they can reduce cholesterol levels.
Changes in the amount of trans fats in the American diet may be forcing down cholesterol levels in adults, new research suggests.