Health Rewind: Are Genes to Blame for Kidney Failure Among Blacks?
New Cholesterol Med Recommendations Mean More Blacks on Treatment
New treatment guidelines for lowering cholesterol could mean that more Blacks could be on medication, says Boston.Com. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology believe that people shouldn’t wait until their cholesterol levels are so high to start taking statins — they should take them earlier. This move could translate into 60 percent of all Black men over 50 taking these drugs.