cholesterol

5 Facts to Know About Your Cholesterol

How's your cholesterol these days? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. Surveys have shown that most women don’t have any idea about their risk for heart disease. But it turns out about 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. What’s even more concerning: Cholesterol can start to clog your arteries …

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Are You Cholesterol Smart? Answers

1. Cholesterol is in: All of the above Cholesterol is an important organic compound that the body uses to make brain cells, sex hormones (like testosterone), and fat-digesting bile. Transporter proteins, known as lipoproteins, ferry cholesterol around the body, including to the liver for removal. Cholesterol is only dangerous when …

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What Your Heart Needs Now

(ISTOCKPHOTO) The statistics are sobering: Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States. And an estimated eight million women have it. Whats more, a new study shows that in recent years, the overall heart disease risk for Americans—especially women—hasnt continued the healthy downward trend it showed …

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Happy National Nut Day!

Every day is National Nut Day at Health! We usually keep at least four different types of nuts butters on hand at all times (for making the incredible sandwich pictured). And we stock plenty of nuts for eating out of hand as well (so does Molly Sims, who says nuts …

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