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An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You know what they say about apples—one a day will keep the doctor away—but a new study finds this old saying could apply to avocados, too.

By Lara DeSanto
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Do You Know Your Triglyceride Level?

The biggest misconception is that triglycerides and cholesterol go hand in hand. Not quite. Here, experts break down why you should know the difference.

By Claire Gillespie
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11 Sneaky Habits That Can Raise Triglycerides

You exercise and try to eat right, but your doc is still telling you your triglycerides are too high? Maybe it’s those less-than-obvious habits (looking at you coffee drinks!) that are to blame.

By Sarah Fielding
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The Best Ways to Lower Triglycerides

Getting your triglycerides back into a healthy range often requires a one-two punch: healthier habits plus medication. We'll walk you through your options.

By Lambeth Hochwald
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Have High Triglycerides? What You Need to Know About Omega-3s

We'll just go ahead and say it: Omega-3s may be your magic bullet for high triglycerides. Learn how much and what type to take.

By Lambeth Hochwald
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Reduce Meat Consumption (Just a Little) for Better Health

Turns out you don’t have to go all the way vegan to improve your health. A new study confirms that cutting 50% of the meat from your diet is 100% beneficial.

By Stephanie Stephens
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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.

By Mary Shomon
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Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk in Heart Attack Survivors

A large clinical trial suggests the cholesterol-lowering medication alirocumab (Praluent) reduces heart problem and stroke risk in heart attack survivors.

By Diane Domina
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New Cholesterol Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients

Statins remain the standard of care for most people with high cholesterol levels. But for others at high risk, it is reasonable to consider a PCSK9 inhibitor.

By Amy Norton
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Making Sense of Nutrition Labels

If you’re tuned in to the new Dietary Guideline’s discussion, then you know there are some serious contention points in this latest re-vamp of the guidelines. However you feel about these nutrition recommendations, they do help to offer a template th...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.