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.
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