Cholesterol

Cholesterol is produced naturally by the liver, and also comes from eating certain foods, such as eggs and red meat. If you have too much of the wrong kind, cholesterol starts to build up in your arteries.

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Need a Cholesterol Drug? 12 Must-Know Facts

Millions of people take cholesterol-lowering drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Here are 12 things you should know if you need a cholesterol drug.

10 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

More than one in three US adults have high cholesterol, which can clog arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes. The good news is that there are a variety of strategies for lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol as well as elevated triglycerides (a type of blood-fat) with the goal of decreasing your risk for heart problems.

The 20 Healthiest Foods to Eat for Breakfast

These breakfast staples and mix-ins provide the energy and nutrients you need in the morning.

Is It Really Okay to Eat Eggs Every Day?

A doctor weighs in on a promising new study and some common misconceptions.

I Was Too Busy for Heart Disease Until It Almost Killed Me

Vicky seemed like an ultra-healthy, tennis playing 50-year-old. But then the extreme fatigue hit. The diagnosis? A near total blockage in a heart artery known as the "widow maker." She had an artery-clearing angioplasty, which brought a healthy flush back into her face (it had a grayish tint due to lack of blood flow.) Find out more about her symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and life after she came dangerously close to a major heart attack.

22 Heart-Healthy Foods to Start Eating ASAP

Protecting your heart goes beyond avoiding unhealthy foods. To slash your risk of heart disease it’s also important to up your intake of nutrient rich and high fiber foods, as well as healthful fats.

7 Causes of High Cholesterol

High cholesterol comes from a variety of sources, including your family history and what you eat. Here is a visual journey through the most common causes.

5 Things You Should Know About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a buzzing topic, thanks to a new report from top nutrition researchers who advise the government about what and how Americans should be eating. If you’re feeling a little perplexed by all this cholesterol talk, here’s a simple breakdown of what you really need to know.

Need a Cholesterol Drug? 12 Must-Know Facts

Millions of people take cholesterol-lowering drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Here are 12 things you should know if you need a cholesterol drug.

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Recipes That Help Lower Cholesterol

You've come to the right place to get the best heart-healthy recipes to lower cholesterol. With recipes for every meal of the day, and even a sweet treat or two, these recipes to help lower cholesterol will help you build the healthy meals you need to improve your health without sacrificing flavor.

Watch Out for These 4 Surprising Foods That Can Increase Your Cholesterol

To keep cholesterol levels healthy it's helpful to know what raises (good) HDL cholesterol and what raises (bad LDL) cholesterol. While there are many factors, your diet is one factor you can control. Some popular diets and commonly consumed foods could be hindering your heart health.

Low “Good” Cholesterol Linked to Cancer Risk

People who have low levels of the so-called good cholesterol have long been known to be at higher risk of heart attacks and heart disease. Now, a new study suggests they may have a higher risk of cancer, too.