About 25 million Americans take a statin drug to lower cholesterol. But concerns over side effects, particularly memory loss, keep some patients from taking this type of medication. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new study finds statins are more likely to improve memory.
For years we’ve been told to avoid eggs to protect our hearts. But now a federal nutrition panel is reversing 40 year old advice –saying that eggs and other foods high in cholesterol can be part of a heart healthy diet. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains why.
Get a cholesterol test, and odds are you will be told to starve yourself for 12 hours before having your blood taken. But is that really the most accurate way to check blood fats? As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, researchers say fasting is like cramming for a exam — and may not be the best way to take a blood test.
Do you really need to fast for a cholesterol reading? As Dr. Dave Hnida reports, rolling up your sleeve for a middle of the day blood test may be just as good as the early morning checkup.
When the last time you had your kid’s cholesterol checked? Experts say to start at age 9. But wait. Other experts say the first set of experts have ties to the cholesterol drug industry. What’s a parent to do? CBS4’s Dr Dave Hnida has some tips.
So what”s the deal with the Mad Cow out of California? Should you drop that burger and glass of milk? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on why this single case is more good news than bad… and why you shouldn’t worry about it.
If you’re trying to lower your cholesterol, it may not be so much what you don’t eat that’s most important. Dr Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows a big drop in blood fats with some small additions to your diet.