Cholesterol Personal Stories

Updated:Apr 21,2017

Real patients share their experiences with lowering their cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol in the Family
Bill Linsman describes his experience with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). This inherited disorder produces high cholesterol earlier in life than it would normally appear. Read more about FH and Bill's story.

Linda Peña
Growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border, Linda Peña never thought twice about the cholesterol-laden fried beef tacos that were a staple in her family. Find out what changed her mind.


Elaine McCracken
If Elaine McCracken hadn't been diagnosed with focal myocarditis, she wouldn't have realized that her binge eating and lack of exercise was literally killing her. "I hate to exercise, but if I want to be around to see my kids grow up, I've got to stick with it." Read Elaine's story.

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