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What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

Making the Move to Healthy Fats

You read and hear a lot about dietary fats these days: Some are “good,” some are “bad,” and there are conflicting recommendations about how much is safe to eat. How do you sort this out when you’re in the grocery store, or it’s time for dinner?
“In a perfect case of

New Study Ties Statins to Excessive Tiredness

Could your excessive tiredness be caused by your cholesterol medication? A new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health links cholesterol-lowering drugs like simvastatin (Zocor) and pravastatin (Pravachol)…

5 Powerful Pantethine Benefits

5 Powerful Pantethine Benefits

Pantethine benefits include stress support and significant cholesterol reduction. And that’s not all. But first, what is pantethine? And, what is the best source and dose of this powerful supplement?

Is Grapefruit Safe to Eat with Statins?

If you take a statin to help lower your cholesterol, you may have heard that you should avoid grapefruit.
“Patients often ask about grapefruit and statins, and whether they can eat the fruit or drink the juice when on statins,” says Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, co-section head of Preventive Cardiology and

What You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke

Do you plan to start exercising to lose those 20 extra pounds? Have you resolved to get a handle on your blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking?

Start now! Taking control of these modifiable risk factors will lower your risk for stroke.

“Risk factor modification is essential for stroke prevention. And, while

Healthy Lifestyle May Be More Effective Than Statins

About 25 million Americans take statin drugs to manage their cholesterol levels, but research (BMJ Open, Jan. 22, 2015) suggests that the drugs save fewer lives than do simple lifestyle changes, such as exercising and eating sensibly. The analysis showed that, of the 20,400 deaths prevented between 2000 and 2007

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