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cholesterol

Final word on fats: Opt for fish, nuts, plant oils

As you strive to make smart meal choices, it's essential to know the healthy fat sources from the unhealthy.

Want optimal heart health? Start young

Young adults stand to benefit greatly in later years if they act now to combat high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels.

Design a cholesterol-crushing diet

Choose oats, healthy nuts, beans and plant-based foods to bust cholesterol. Stay away from processed meats, creams and butter.

Feel swollen? Blame salt

Highly processed food is an unfortunate hallmark of American diets. It leads to a glut of sodium, which can trigger bloating and gas.

Body shape—a gauge of heart health?

Researchers suspect women who have apple-shaped bodies are at increased risk of heart trouble.

For ailing arteries—a warm soak?

A lukewarm bath followed by light exercise could do just as well as heavy exercise when treating a cholesterol-related artery disease, researchers find.

The high-fiber hunt

Food researchers suggest eating a range of fiber-rich foods to help you lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and stay regular.

Sweet or tart, cherries are the bomb

A dietitian shares 6 surprising health reasons why you should eat this magical fruit.

Attack of the dad bod

If the world is warming to that chubby, cuddly look, is that such a bad thing? Not if you've improved from yesteryear.

Patient Story

Heart on the line

After bariatric surgery, Jaclyn Folkema is finally able to run, swim and play with her 9-year-old daughter.

Patient Story

Visions of better tomorrows

Not all strokes happen quickly. But quick action still makes all the difference.

Build a cholesterol-busting diet

DNA will always have a say, but don't underestimate the healing power of healthy food.

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