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Cholesterol is a fatty substance called a lipid that is important to aid the normal functionality of the body. Cholesterol is produced mainly by the liver but can also be found in foods. Cholesterol is carried in your blood by proteins which when combined

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All you need to know about egg yolk

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at egg yolk, the yellow part of the egg. Included is detail on the benefits of eating the yolks, as well as how they compare to the whites.

All you need to know about xanthan gum

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits.

'Good' cholesterol not so good at preventing heart disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Raising levels of the so-called good cholesterol by blocking the activity of a certain protein does not seem to protect against heart disease.

What are the benefits of konjac?

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about the potential health benefits of konjac, including diabetes management, lowering cholesterol, and treating constipation.

Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Do statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes? This question has received a great deal of attention. The latest study concludes that the answer is "yes."

All you need to know about malanga

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about malanga, a root vegetable originating from South America. This article offers information on nutrition, considerations, and recipe suggestions.

Cumin: Six health benefits

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

Cumin is a very popular spice in cooking. In this article, learn more about cumin, including six ways that cumin might be beneficial to your health.

Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?

Can my HDL be too high?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PST

When is high HDL cholesterol good, and is higher always better? Learn how to find the right balance along with some healthful ways to achieve high HDL.

Want to stay healthy? Reduce sitting time by 21 minutes

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that reducing the daily amount of time we spend sitting down by only 21 minutes may have long-term health benefits.

High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PST

Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol.

How low should LDL cholesterol go?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.

'Good' cholesterol might actually be bad

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

A large new study in the general population has found a link between excessive mortality and high levels of the so-called good cholesterol.

Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits.

Quitting statins after stroke may raise risk of another stroke

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:00 PST

Stroke patients who stopped taking statin drugs three to six months after a first ischemic stroke, the type caused by narrowed arteries, had a higher risk of a having another stroke within a year...

Diet, cholesterol and lipoproteins explained in human terms

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Understanding cholesterol, lipoproteins, and the role diet has to play can be confusing. In this article we look at the science behind cholesterol and diet

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study.

Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk for death

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Continuing statin prescriptions after an adverse reaction was associated with a lower incidence of death and cardiovascular events.

Chaga mushroom: Nine potential health benefits

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are chaga mushrooms and what are their potential health benefits? How are chaga mushrooms used and what are the possible risks?

The health and beauty benefits of grapeseed oil

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 05:00:00 PST

Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of winemaking. It is used as a beauty treatment, and it may be a healthy alternative to vegetable oil in cooking.

Mechanism shown to reverse disease in arteries

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

A certain immune reaction is the key, not to slowing atherosclerosis like cholesterol-lowering drugs do, but instead to reversing a disease that gradually blocks arteries to cause heart attacks and...

Could a cholesterol-lowering vaccine replace statins?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal the development of a vaccine that successfully reduced 'bad' cholesterol and atherosclerosis in mice. It is now being tested in humans.

Natural remedies for high cholesterol levels

Fri, 19 May 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, we look at a variety of lifestyle changes and natural supplements that help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Statins: How safe are they?

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:00:00 PST

The adverse effects of taking statins have repeatedly been under the spotlight. However, are these fears unfounded? MNT take a look at statin safety.