Jennifer Moll, PharmD has worked in pharmacy and clinical settings to help patients understand the importance of their medical conditions and following their medication regimens. She has been the About.com Guide to Cholesterol since 2004.
Jennifer is pharmacist actively involved in educating patients about the importance of heart disease prevention by lowering cholesterol levels through diet, exercise, and proper use of their medications. She is also involved in the education of pharmacy and allied health students.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and chemistry and a Master of Science degree in molecular biology from the University of Memphis. She also has a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
By Jennifer Moll:
I have worked extensively with a number of patients trying to control their cholesterol through medications and other means -- and I understand the frustration that comes along with it. When most people are first diagnosed with high cholesterol, they are surprised because they feel perfectly fine. I know, because I have been there. In fact, when I was first told that I had high cholesterol, I was in complete shock -- I felt healthy. While I was surprised, I was also scared because I knew that high cholesterol could lead to heart disease if I didn't get it under control. I have researched and educated myself on the effects of high cholesterol and how to control it, and now I am passing this information to you.