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6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

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

What Is Cholesterol Ratio?

What Is Cholesterol Ratio?

“Cholesterol Ratio” has emerged as a much more reliable means of evaluating true cardiovascular risk than traditional cholesterol measures. Learn why this is important and how to calculate your own ratio to know if you are at risk.

Cut Cardiovascular Risks With Your Diet

You already know that having high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and/or blood pressure raises your odds of having cardiovascular disease (CVD), which increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other problems that affect your heart and circulatory system—but you may not know just how much your odds drop when you

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Red Wine

Too much is a bad thing, but regularly drinking light to moderate amounts of red wine can help lower cholesterol naturally and improve cardiovascular health. What could be an easier or more enjoyable home remedy for high cholesterol?

Lower Cholesterol Naturally with B Vitamins

Lower Cholesterol Naturally with B Vitamins

B vitamins are often referred to as the “energy vitamins” because they help your body’s natural process of obtaining energy from the food you eat. When consumed, they literally provide your body with a “boost” of energy.

Newsbriefs: Walking; Statins; Painkillers; Cholesterol Drugs

Walking Enhances Creativity.
A recent study at Stanford University by  Dr. Marily Oppezzo shows that creativity increases substantially when participants take a walk. Dr. Oppezzo gathered volunteer undergraduates to complete tests of creativity, such as finding alternative uses for common objects (such as a button). Then the students, who met in

Statin Alternative May Reduce Heart Attack Risk

A study presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Heart Association revealed several key findings that will impact millions of people worldwide.
In a nutshell, the lower your low-density lipoprotein levels (LDL—“bad”—cholesterol), the greater your protection against heart attack. Moreover, LDL levels below 70 mg/dL appear to be

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

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