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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
Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with fatty liver. I researched it a bit, and learned that people with this condition can have a pregnant-looking stomach. Although I've been considered slim my whole life, for the last 8 or 9 years I've looked about 6 months pregnant. Please tell me [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 4, 2018
Dear Doctors: I read that sugar might be worse for your heart than fat. Should I give up sweets? If you’re one of the millions of Americans with a sweet [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 18, 2018