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Learn more about incorporating whole, cooked black beans into your diet to improve blood sugar levels.

By Ask the Doctors • January 31, 2022

Despite its natural sugar levels, grapes have many great attributes

By Chayil Champion • January 19, 2022

Dr. Sammy Saab suffered a ‘widow maker’ heart attack, needing emergency care led by Dr. Tamer Sallam

By uclahealth • August 26, 2021

Statins increased the risk of bleeding in the brain for some patients while PCSK9 inhibitors did not

By uclahealth • July 29, 2021

And what's the difference between good and bad cholesterol?

By Sandy Cohen • July 16, 2021

On Feb. 22, 2016, Michael Bannon was taking his daily morning bike ride when tragedy struck. Somewhere along his one hour route through Santa Monica, Bannon, now [...]

By uclahealth • January 17, 2019

“For the last 40 years I’ve directed a series of studies showing how powerful changes in diet and lifestyle can not only prevent disease, but help reverse it,” says Dr. Dean Ornish, creator of the UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program. Pictured is the care provider team. “When a patient [...]

By uclahealth • November 20, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’m 75, healthy, and want to stay that way in spite of a bad family history regarding hearts and arteries. I have taken 10 milligrams of Lipitor for several years, but am wondering if I should try coconut oil to lower my cholesterol. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • June 26, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’ve been taking niacin for years to lower my cholesterol.  Do you think it really helps? First, let’s look at niacin and its role in the body. Niacin is a B vitamin that the body needs to create the [...]

By Ask the Doctors • June 20, 2018

Dear Doctor: My friends and I are all getting older, and I’ve noticed that some of them are on statins to lower their cholesterol. My doctor chose a fibrate for me, Lopid (gemfibrozil). What’s the difference between statins and fibrates, and what’s special about Lopid? [...]

By Ask the Doctors • June 6, 2018