Tag: cholesterol

The Skinny on Healthy Fats: Saturated vs....

A superfood-like status captured by coconut oil was swiftly stripped away after the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its guidelines,...

July 22, 2019

Ask the Dietitians: ‘Added Sugars’ vs. Natural...

Should you worry about the natural sugar in whole fruits? So what exactly is “added sugar” and why is too...

April 2, 2019

Updated Cholesterol Guidelines Stress Personalized Care, Healthier...

More “personalized” risk assessments and a stronger emphasis on a healthy lifestyle are part of the updated key recommendations in...

November 19, 2018

Prescribed, Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil Lowers Heart...

A new, large clinical trial may be the first step in preventing heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients...

October 1, 2018

Too Many Adults are Not Taking Their...

As many as half of adults in the U.S. are not taking their prescribed medications for serious chronic conditions, such...

June 5, 2018

Coconut Oil and Saturated Fat: Clearing Up...

Coconut oil has emerged as a major source for debate about diet, saturated fat and how much of this potentially...

April 3, 2018

Coconut Oil is Popular But Unhealthy for...

A clear majority of Americans consider coconut oil as healthy and so do a little more than one-third of nutritionists....

June 20, 2017

Statin Guidelines Demystified

For nearly 30 years, cholesterol-lowering medications, known as statins, have been available to reduce the risk of heart attacks in...

June 8, 2017

Treating High Cholesterol (Video)

Most people know that high cholesterol is bad for your heart. But many people may not realize they have borderline...

February 27, 2017

Cholesterol-Fighting Statins: New U.S. Guidelines for Those...

More people over the age of 40 should be screened for cholesterol-busting statin drugs regardless of whether they have a...

November 16, 2016

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