Cholesterol

Are you concerned that you might be getting too much cholesterol in your diet? Don't be. Most of the cholesterol inside your body is made by your body itself.

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Healthy cholesterol levels probably are not what you think.

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The secret ingredient in an effective diet to lower cholesterol is an amino acid in supplements you see every day-that are never promoted as tools to lower cholesterol.

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The most important aspect of cholesterol treatment is testing, not guessing, whether you need treatment and how well your treatment is working.

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The cholesterol ratio that really counts is not the cholesterol ratio that most doctors measure. Here is what you need to know about the apolipoprotiens that really determine your risk for cardiovascular disease.

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Cholesterol is perhaps the most widely misunderstood topic in personal healthcare. Both doctors and lay people often get their facts wrong. Here are ten cholesterol myths that stand in the way of preventing cardiovascular disease.

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Nobody needs to measure their cholesterol every day at home. But having a home cholesterol monitor offers some benefits over getting your cholesterol checked at the doctor's office.

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Most people start cholesterol drugs after trying to control their cholesterol with diet. The problem usually is not their cholesterol. It's the way the labs test for cholesterol that causes cholesterol numbers to appear to go up if you diet and exercise.

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The foods that lower cholesterol are probably the exact opposite of what you would expect them to be. And they are also the foods you would least expect to help you shrink your waistline.

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Are there important differences between men and women when it comes to treating high cholesterol? At least one study has found that for women, the most important factor is not cholesterol, but rather C-reactive protein.

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