You can’t watch TV for more than a short while without seeing commercials aimed at seniors for some medication to lower cholesterol or a new food product that promotes lower cholesterol levels. Can your cholesterol ever be too low? The answer is yes...and no. If you are taking a statin or following a new, low sodium diet and your LDL (low density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol) number goes down, that’s great. But if your number drops for no discernible reason, that may be signs of trouble. People with low cholesterol may be more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. It can also affect the body’s production of vitamin D, which is vital to brain cell health.

If you're concerned about your cholesterol level, consult your doctor. If you're taking statins, don't stop without first consulting your doctor. He or she can determine the cholesterol range most appropriate for you.

At McHARRIE LIFE SENIOR COMMUNITY we understand that our residents’ needs can change overnight. We can provide the necessary care to help them maintain the best quality of life possible. Schedule a tour at 7740 Meigs Road, Baldwinsville, by calling (315) 638-2521 today.

P.S. In 2012 a study by the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions found a possible connection between low cholesterol and risk of cancer.