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Research has found that saturated and trans fats may be worse for cholesterol than foods that are high in cholesterol, like eggs.
You can calculate your total cholesterol — including LDL, HDL, and triglycerides — with a blood test, so your doctor can determine the best treatment.
You can lower triglycerides with weight loss and exercise, and if your levels are really high, your doctor may also recommend medication.
Many of the most common causes of high cholesterol are lifestyle-related; consuming fewer fatty foods and quitting smoking could benefit your heart.
HDL, or "good," cholesterol helps remove excess LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream that can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
It generally takes at least three months to lower cholesterol and you'll need to maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward for any change to stick.
The small study showed the apples were superior to an apple-juice drink, likely due to their fiber content.
"Bad" cholesterol means LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and having too much can clot arteries and lead to heart problems.
A simple ‘polypill’ taken every day can cut the risk of heart attack in half, but some doctors are still hesitant to recommend it
New research shows the pill can benefit heart health, especially when taken regularly. Some health experts oppose the one-size-fits all solution.
There’s more evidence that fasting may make you healthier, and it comes from studying Ramadan observers
The study included 14 people who fasted from dawn to sunset for Ramadan. Previous research has shown intermittent fasting may help with weight loss.