If your doctor has told you to take statins to lower your cholesterol to prevent a heart attack, you may feel like you have no choice.
And, if you keep abreast of health news, you'll have read that statins increase your risk of getting cancer. But how real is this really - and why?
Read below what actually happens to your body when you take statins. Also discover some alternatives to statin... ››› more
A new study out of Canada found that if you make just one tiny change to what you eat for breakfast each morning, you could slash your LDL cholesterol by as much as 23%.
Not only this, the researchers also found that this one ingredient also reduces non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B (apoB).
This is big news because for every 1% drop in serum cholesterol, there's a 2% reduction in hea... ››› more
So, you've been told how dangerous high cholesterol levels are. And, you know that fatty and fried foods are a big culprit for this silent killer.
Read on below for another four causes of high cholesterol, you least expected... The lesser known but REAL culprits that cause high cholesterol
1. Too much exercise
While inactivity is a well-known cause of high cholesterol, exercising too muc... ››› more
Statistics show that 28% of adults over age 40 take lipid-lowering statin drugs to keep their cholesterol levels from reaching the danger zone.
If this includes you, you may think that your prescription gives you the license to eat anything and everything you want. But it doesn't - statin drugs don't undo any cholesterol overload regardless of what you eat!
On that note, we're sharing three ... ››› more
Experts used to think that dietary cholesterol, found in animal-based foods like egg yolks and prawns, raised total blood cholesterol levels. However, new studies have shown that this isn't true.
One thing that we do know for sure is that certain foods - think avocados and almonds - can help manage or improve your overall cholesterol profile and reduce your risk of heart disease. Here are four ... ››› more
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. What's even scarier is that most people whose cholesterol is through the roof have no idea how much danger they're in until their doctor explains their dire state...
If you have high cholesterol but aren't sold on the idea of spending the rest of your life dependent on prescription cholesterol medication to prevent cardiovascul... ››› more
Avocados are one seriously versatile fruit - yup, it's a fruit! Packed with healthy fats, disease-fighting antioxidants and a host of vitamins and minerals (about 20, to be exact), the luscious gems are one of the most rich, satisfying and downright delicious foods on the planet.
By now you already know that avocados help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and are therefore excellen... ››› more
High cholesterol is a common condition. In fact, it's a condition that around 100 million Americans suffer from!
If you're at risk of high cholesterol, you may be wondering about the sources that it comes from. And, well, it goes beyond how often you eat eggs for breakfast and how many people in your family suffer from it...
Read on for the seven biggest causes of high cholesterol that you s... ››› more
By now, you know the major role that inflammation plays in premature ageing and chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.
Thankfully, there are a number of inflammation-fighting foods you can eat to help keep angry inflammation at bay. According to the latest research, tart cherries are one of these foods - they can add years to your life! Read on for more.
American rese... ››› more
Did you know that your body relies on cholesterol for a number of processes? Or that dairy products and animal foods are worse for your bad cholesterol than butter and shellfish? How about that eating eggs isn't half as bad for your cholesterol as you think?
There are many common myths about high cholesterol and it's about time we debunked them! Here's who's most likely to have high cholesterol... ››› more
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