What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

Get the facts on cholesterol and how it affects your health

What Are Women’s Views About High Blood Cholesterol?

HealthyWomen recently ran a survey of over 1,100 respondents in partnership with Esperion to better understand women's views on high blood cholesterol.

Heart Health During Pregnancy and Beyond

As you talk to your doctor about your reproductive health and other factors we typically associate with pregnancy, you should also pay close attention to your heart.

Improve Your Heart Health After Menopause

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Dr. Nieca Goldberg tells us how we can reduce our risk.

Important Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional About High Cholesterol

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, so it's important to discuss risk factors and high cholesterol with your health care provider.

Statins Worked for My Parents, but They Didn’t Work for Me

Teresa experienced pain in her legs, knees and hips and didn't realize it was the statins she was taking to manage her high cholesterol.

Why You Should Care About Cholesterol

Knowing more about cholesterol, what your cholesterol numbers are and what they mean could help you live a longer, healthier life.

Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol Count

Certain foods can be part of the plan to improve your numbers, to both lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the bad one, and raise your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the good one.

Why You Should Eat Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds are touted as a superfood that can do all sorts of good things for the body. But, do you know what flaxseeds could do for you?

Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters

Some foods can bring down your cholesterol level. Since that's only one of their benefits, consider adding them all to your overall diet.

New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

Check out the updated cholesterol guidelines released Saturday by the American Heart Association (AHA).

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

Cholesterol plays a vital role in your health, so it's important to understand the different types of cholesterol and how to influence their levels, a heart specialist says.

Tips to Help Lower Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol can put you at increased risk for heart disease. If your cholesterol is high, it's time to make some lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol.

Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling

Healthier diets may be a factor in the ongoing decline in levels of unhealthy blood fats for Americans, new research suggests.

Simple Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol

Get your numbers under control with these heart healthy tips for cooking at home and eating out.


High blood cholesterol is a major women's health issue. One in three Americans has high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. READ MORE