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American Heart Association
High Cholesterol Q&As
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Does high cholesterol affect women differently than men?
<p>In the United States, a greater majority of women than men develops high cholesterol. However, men usually develop high cholesterol at the age of 45, which is earlier than women who usually develop high cholesterol around 55 years of age. Following menopause, women are more likely to increase their cholesterol levels.</p>
- QDoes high cholesterol affect children differently than adults?
- QHow high should my total cholesterol be?
- QHow is LDL related to high cholesterol?
- QWhat do I need to know about caring for someone with high cholesterol?
- QIs high cholesterol life threatening?
- QWhat is high cholesterol?
- QWhat is the rate of incidence for high cholesterol?
- QWhat are the main categories of high cholesterol?
- QCan exercise reduce LDL or “bad” cholesterol?
- QWhat are the causes of high cholesterol?
- QWhat foods can help lower cholesterol?
- QWhat are the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs?
- QHow is HDL related to high cholesterol?
- QHow does stress affect blood cholesterol?
- QWhat medications treat high cholesterol?
- QWho's at risk for high cholesterol?
- QWhat are the symptoms of high cholesterol?
- QWhat should I know before taking a PCSK9 inhibitor?
- QWho should take mipomersen?
- QWhat should I know before taking statins?
- QWho should take lomitapide?
- QHow effective are statins?
- QWhat is lomitapide?
- QDo PCSK9 inhibitors have any side effects?