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cholesterol

Breastfeeding’s great for baby—and mom, too

You've long known about the multitude of ways babies can benefit from breastfeeding. But did you know about the unique ways it might help moms?

Coffee—a gallstone buster?

Study suggests prolific coffee drinkers may face a lower risk of gallstone disease.

The upside to milk

Researchers dive into dairy fat to better understand its effects on diabetes and heart disease. The good news? Butter isn't so bad.

Study: Active body shapes agile mind

An active lifestyle is a surefire way to help maintain a clear, healthy mind well into your later years.

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.

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