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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

Could Lowering Cholesterol Help the Body Fight Cancer?

Lowering blood levels of cholesterol could improve the cancer-fighting ability of certain immune system cells, called Tc9 cells.

By Diane Domina

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

How to Go Vegan

Seven insider tips on how to go vegan, from the author of The Struggling Vegan.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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

Are Fat and Cholesterol as Bad as We Once Thought?

What we now know is that it’s not the fat we eat, but the type of fat we choose to eat that affects heart health.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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.

Dark Chocolate's Secret Ingredient

If you happen to be allergic to milk, you may be unaware that dark chocolate can still contain dairy milk as an ingredient.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Truth About Coconut and Your Health

Coconut products are believed to be healthy alternatives to other fats, oils and even water. But is that true?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Fiber Is Important Part of Healthy Diet

Fiber: It’s something we often don’t want to talk about, but making sure you have enough fiber in your diet is one of the most important things you can do for yourself health-wise.

By Dorian Martin