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High Cholesterol

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about high cholesterol, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Nutrition

Can Okra Help to Lower Cholesterol?

Treating high cholesterol by eating okra or drinking okra water has become a popular trend. But does it really work?

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Nutrition

What's the Best Cooking Oil to Lower Your Cholesterol?

Seed oils like sunflower, canola, rapeseed, safflower, flaxseed, and sesame oil are the best choice for lowering LDL cholesterol levels, according to a study.

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Risk Factors

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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LDL

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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Tests

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.

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LDL

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 ...

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Tests

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.

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Nutrition

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.

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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...

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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.