Bile Acid Sequestrants for High Cholesterol
How It Works
Sequestrants bind to Reference bile acids Opens New Window in the intestine and prevent them from being reabsorbed into the blood. The liver then produces more bile to replace the bile that has been lost. Because the body needs Reference cholesterol Opens New Window to make bile, the liver uses up the cholesterol in the blood, which reduces the amount of LDL cholesterol circulating in the blood.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 29, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology