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  1. Longevity May Run in Your Blood

    Oct. 14, 2003 -- Size matters when it comes to your blood and the secret to long life. A new study of people with exceptional longevity and their offspring show they have larger-than-normal high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles in their blood. Lipoproteins are pa

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  2. Tea Good for Heart Disease, Cancer

    Oct. 1, 2003 -- The evidence is building: Several cups of tea daily can help your high cholesterol and even cut the damage caused by smoking -- and possibly prevent cancer and heart disease. In studies, tea drinking has been shown effective in lowering high cholesterol and in cancer prevention. But

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  3. Calorie for Calorie, We're Eating Better

    Sept. 10, 2003 -- Despite the country's current obesity epidemic, calorie for calorie, Americans have been eating healthier in recent decades. In particular, we've significantly cut back on the most deadly of all dietary factors in the risk of heart disease -- trans-fatty acids. A new study surveyin

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  4. New Healthy Ingredient Found in Red Wine

    Sept. 9, 2003 -- Red wine lovers may have yet another reason to raise their glasses and toast to their good health. Researchers have identified a new heart-healthy ingredient that's found at much higher levels in red wine than in white. A new study shows that red wines are a significant source of sa

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  5. Popular Herb Doesn't Help Cholesterol

    Aug. 12, 2003 -- Guggulipid doesn't lower cholesterol, despite the hype. In fact, it might make your bad cholesterol levels worse. A report, published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association, shows results of a study of this ancient remedy. Guggulipid is derived from guggul, the r

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  6. Vitamins E and C Lower Kids' Heart Risks

    Aug. 11, 2003 -- A daily dose of vitamins C and E may help children with a family history of heart disease and high cholesterol lower their own risks. New research shows moderate supplementation of vitamins C and E can slow the progression of hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis in high-risk

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  7. A Low-Cholesterol Diet Works as Well as Drugs

    July 22, 2003 -- You can lower your cholesterol by diet alone. Conventional wisdom says most people can't do it. But a head-to-head showdown says otherwise. The astonishing truth: A cholesterol-busting diet can work as well as new anti-cholesterol drugs. And there's a bonus. Unlike the drugs, the di

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  8. It's Official: Nuts Are Good for Your Heart

    July 17, 2003 -- Nut lovers now have even more reason to come out of their shells. Labels on nut products will now be allowed to advertise that a handful a day of most nuts may be enough to lower the risk of heart disease. This week the FDA approved the first qualified health claim for almonds, haze

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  9. Tea Extract Can Lower Cholesterol

    June 23, 2003 -- It has long been suspected that tea helps lower cholesterol, and now new research offers some of the first evidence that this is true. But you probably won't see a benefit by drinking only an extra cup or two a day. The study shows that people with moderately high cholesterol who to

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  10. Cholesterol Control: The Alternatives

    Doctors call it hypercholesterolemia, but most people know it as plain old high cholesterol. A soft, waxy material, cholesterol is a natural part of fats in the bloodstream and in all the body's cells. Too much cholesterol circulating in the blood can cause sticky deposits to form in the artery wall

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Congratulations! Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, and your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is optimal.

Congratulations! Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, and your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is near optimal.

Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is borderline high. If your LDL goes higher, your total cholesterol level could become Borderline High. Consider reducing the amount of foods you eat with saturated fats and increasing physical activity. If you get more exercise, your level of "good" HDL cholesterol may increase, which could also help to keep your levels of LDL and total cholesterol in check.

Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is High. This may mean that your level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" cholesterol, is too low. It is best to have a high level of "good" HDL and a low level of "bad" LDL. The HDL helps keep your LDL level in check. Ask your doctor for your HDL level. If your HDL is low, increasing your physical activity can increase it, which may help reduce your LDL level.

Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Very High. This may mean that your level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" cholesterol, is too low. It is best to have a high level of "good" HDL and a low level of "bad" LDL because the HDL helps keep your LDL level in check. Ask your doctor for your HDL level. If your HDL is low, increasing your physical activity can increase it, which may help reduce your LDL level.

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High, but fortunately your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is optimal. This could mean you have a high level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" HDL cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Or you could have other non-measured increases in LDL-like particles that can increase heart disease. Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD's Cholesterol Health Center.

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High, but fortunately your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is near optimal. This could mean you have a high level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" HDL cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Or you could have other non-measured increases in LDL-like particles that can increase heart disease. Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD's Cholesterol Health Center.

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High. Your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Borderline High, too. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels!

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High. Your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is High. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels!

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High. But your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Very High. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels!

Your total cholesterol is High, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is optimal. This could mean you have a high level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" HDL cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Or you could have elevated secondary lipids, such as non-HDL particles that increase the risk of heart disease. Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD's Cholesterol Health Center.

Your total cholesterol is High, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is near optimal. This could mean you have a high level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" HDL cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Or you could have elevated secondary lipids, such as non-HDL particles that increase the risk of heart disease. Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD's Cholesterol Health Center.

Your total cholesterol level is High. Your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Borderline High. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels!

Your total cholesterol level is High. Your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is High, too. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels! If you are struggling to bring down your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, your doctor may prescribe medication, such as statins. Following medication, dietary, and exercise instructions should result in improvements.

Your total cholesterol level is High, and your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Very High. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels! If you are struggling to bring down your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, your doctor may prescribe statins or other cholesterol-lowering medications.

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