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Hypothyroid With High Cholesterol? You Don’t Have to Be

If you are hypothyroid and have high cholesterol, treating your underactive thyroid could resolve your cholesterol problems. Find out what your cholesterol levels should be, and the best treatment options.

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If You Have Sleep Apnea, Chances Are You Have High Cholesterol Too

Obstructive sleep apnea, characterized by snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, daytime sleepiness, etc. is strongly associated with high cholesterol.

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High LDL Cholesterol Raises Heart Disease Risk Even in ‘Healthy’ People

Even without other risk factors, adults are at increased risk for heart disease if their LDL cholesterol is high, according to the American Heart Association.

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Can Activated Charcoal Treat Your Chronic Condition?

Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.

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Does High Cholesterol Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

In a 2017 study, researchers found that women with a high cholesterol diagnosis were 45 percent less likely to develop breast cancer.

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Are You At Risk for High Cholesterol?

You can’t see high cholesterol. You can’t feel it. It doesn’t have any symptoms. Yet it kills 500,000 Americans each year and is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.

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If You Want Lower Cholesterol, Try Vegetarian

Here’s how cutting meat from your diet can make a difference in your cholesterol levels.