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.

By Diane Domina

Why Triglycerides Matter and How to Lower Them

Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Here’s what you can do to keep them from getting too high.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

What is the Difference Between LDL and VLDL?

VLDL and LDL are types of lipoproteins. Lipoproteins are particles made of protein and fat that transport cholesterol and triglycerides through the blood stream. LDL = Low-density lipoproteins VLDL = Very low-density lipoproteins How do lipoproteins ...

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Can My HDL Be Too High?

Is it possible to have too much “good” cholesterol? Find out more about the different types of HDL, cholesterol tests, and what they mean.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Can You Eat Whatever You Want While Taking Statins for Cholesterol?

Statins can help prevent and treat heart disease by lowering cholesterol, but they are much more effective when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Beneficial for Your Heart

Omega-3 fatty acids are “healthy” fats, which are thought to protect the body against heart disease. They help the heart beat more regularly, reducing blood “stickiness,” therefore making it less likely to clot, and protecting the arteries from damag...

By Melanie Thomassian

Dietary Fiber: 4 Tips to Lower Cholesterol with Fiber

Use these tips to help you learn about dietary fiber and how it can be beneficial to your heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By PJ Hamel

This Food Swap Could Lower Your Cholesterol

Substituting just one or two servings plant protein for animal protein with every day could help lower your cholesterol and cut your heart disease risk, suggests a study conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and published in t...

By HC Editorial Staff