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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.