Can Cholesterol Be Too Low?

When I was a young cardiologist, I lectured on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, praising statin drugs and earning myself the nickname of “cholesterol choirboy.” Several years later, I discovered the dark side of statins – that they cause… Continue Reading

Types of Cholesterol

There are all sorts of pages on the Web right now that still reflect outdated, overly simplified information about cholesterol, and your doctor may also be telling you the same things. Here are the basics of cholesterol that… Continue Reading

Do Statins Cause Diabetes?

In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered the manufacturers of statins, the widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, to include a warning on medication labels about the potential for raising blood sugar levels. The action took place after multiple… Continue Reading