You might not think about getting your cholesterol checked in your 20s and 30s, but you should. Find out why it’s important to get tested starting at age 20.
It’s well known that low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad cholesterol,” is a major cause of heart disease. But there’s a lesser-known kind of cholesterol that can play a role in someone’s heart risk called Lipoprotein(a).
You wouldn’t hesitate to help a buddy move. You wouldn’t miss your kids’ soccer games or dance recitals. People count on you — so if you’ve got a health concern, get it checked out.
Confused about if the numbers on your cholesterol lab results are good or bad? A preventative medicine doctor breaks down the info.
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They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but should eggs be on your menu? (And if so, how often?) Our dietitian weighs in.
While “bad” LDL cholesterol causes plaque build-up, HDL patrols your bloodstream like a friendly cop, rounding up LDL to send to your liver so it can’t do any harm. Here’s how to boost your HDL cholesterol.
To reduce your cardiovascular risk, a dietitian and an exercise physiologist share tips for lowering cholesterol through diet and exercise.
A set of guidelines that influence how doctors treat patients with high cholesterol suggests keeping close tabs on levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and including more factors in their assessment of heart disease risk.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you know what candy, cookies and desserts will do to your diet. But will eating lots of sugar also affect your cholesterol? Tap to reveal the answer.
Do you know the symptoms of heart attack? Would you know what to do if you are having a heart attack? Do you even know if you are at risk?