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
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The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to
A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most
Statins—taken by more than 25 million Americans to combat the high cholesterol levels that can harm cardiovascular health—are highly effective when it comes to lowering the risk for cardiovascular-related events and mortality. They also are low cost, and generally safe to take. However, for some people, statins come with side
If the headlines about cholesterol have left you a little bewildered, it’s understandable.
First, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology changed long-standing guidelines for treating high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2013. They advised against continued use of specific LDL target
Aloe vera has long been used externally as an antiseptic to ease sunburns and unpleasant skin conditions such as psoriasis, but research shows aloe vera can help your body internally, too. Discover the 6 health benefits of aloe vera juice on your heart.
While LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and HDL (“good” cholesterol) are common health topics, triglycerides—fats that circulate in the blood—get less press coverage. But just like high LDL and low HDL, high triglyceride levels increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. According to a 2015 study, triglyceride levels have been dropping in the