Unchain My Heart

Millions of healthy people could benefit from an anticholesterol medicine. Are you one?

Until last week, I didn't worry much about heart disease. Although heart attacks, angina and cardiac arrest can strike without warning, the odds are in my favor: I'm not overweight, I don't smoke, my blood pressure is good, I eat a low-fat diet, and I get plenty of exercise. While my grandfather had a heart attack at 60, he lived to be 86. And my father, now 75, hasn't had any cardiac problems at all. My total cholesterol is just a little high at 200. My only real risk factor is (deep sigh) age: a few months from now, I'll turn...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!