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4. Tests to Assess Your Risk

Now that you know about the health risks that accompany dyslipidemia, what causes your cholesterol to go awry, and the ways that cholesterol and other factors can increase your cardiovascular risk, it’s time to find out just what your risk is. This requires that you see your physician periodically to

2. Cholesterol and Your Heart

To understand how cholesterol affects your cardiovascular health, it helps to understand the workings of your heart and vascular system.
The Heart
Think of your heart as a pump, about the size of a fist and weighing only 8 to 10 ounces. It consists of two upper chambers (the left and right

7. On the Horizon

With 16 million people expected to have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by the year 2050, researchers are in a race against time to find an effective treatment, or better yet, a cure. However, progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and largely disappointing. Over the

If You Suspect a Heart Attack, Call 911 Immediately

A heart attack (myocardial infarction, or MI) happens when an artery is blocked or when blood flow is severely restricted and can’t reach the heart. When the area of the heart that relies on that oxygen-rich blood is deprived, all or part of it can die. Receiving timely medical attention can

6. Medications That Manage Your Cholesterol

You’re doing all the right things to improve your lipid profile. You’ve shed some extra pounds. You’re eating a heart-healthy diet. You’re exercising every day. Nevertheless, your doctor says your cholesterol still isn’t quite where it should be, and your odds of suffering a heart attack or stroke are still

Stay Sharp: 4 Powerful Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Stay Sharp: 4 Powerful Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Researchers have identified a number of herbal and nutritional supplements that can prevent or slow the progression of memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. But four stand out as being especially effective. Because symptoms don’t manifest until  years or decades after they begin, these four supplements for cognitive

4. Tests to Assess Your Risk

You’ve read about the risks of dyslipidemia, the underlying contributors to cholesterol abnormalities, and the factors (in addition to cholesterol) that increase your cardiovascular risk. However, the only way to know if your cholesterol is high and whether you have any other cardiovascular risk factors is to get checked periodically

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