High cholesterol levels increase heart disease risk but probiotics may be able to help.
Efforts to lower LDL cholesterol seem to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events and heart disease but it is necessary to find the right level for you.
Credit: Thinkstock We’ve come to know high-density lipoproteins (HDL) as the cholesterol “good guys” who get rid of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) “bad guys.” The LDL bad guys earned their nickname from collecting on arterial walls, forming deposi...
Credit: Thinkstock Carbohydrate counting (a.k.a., “carb counting”) is often recommended for diabetics. However, when following a carb-counting diet, you also can make choices to promote lower cholesterol levels, which can reduce the risk of heart dis...
Here’s a statistic that should floor you: **One in five American children and teens have abnormal levels of cholesterol.** Their LDL or bad cholesterol is too high _or_their HDL or good cholesterol, which has a protective role, is too low (or both).
How sugar and fat are linked to triglyceride spikes, and what can you do to make sure it doesn't affect your heart?
Medications and health products that can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC) at a pharmacy are assumed to be safe, but these products do carry the risk of side effects and health risks, especially if recommedations are disregarded. The Drug Abuse War...
Can regular workouts make a difference if you're predisposed to high cholesterol? Here's what a recent study found.
Eating well and exercising regularly are the best ways to prevent heart disease in the future.
New research suggests middle-aged men with high cholesterol are at a higher risk of heart attacks than comparable women. Here's why.