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You can lower cholesterol by eating foods with healthier fats — like avocados — and exercising regularly.

How to lower cholesterol with the right diet and exercise regimens

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.
An apple a day is good, but two may be best for your heart.

Eating 2 apples a day may lower cholesterol, helping ward off heart attacks and strokes

The small study showed the apples were superior to an apple-juice drink, likely due to their fiber content.
An avocado a day may keep the doctor away.

An avocado a day could lower your ‘bad’ cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease

"Bad" cholesterol means LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and having too much can clot arteries and lead to heart problems.
Could just one pill a day save millions of people from heart attacks?

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.
The traditional Ramadan fast is similar to types of intermittent fasting. Both may have health benefits.

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.

Singapore is banning food made with partially hydrogenated oil – here’s what trans fat really does to your body

There are absolutely no known medical benefits. Instead, they are known to kill.
If you choose white meat over dark meat during mealtime to protect your health, you may want to rethink your decision.

If you choose white meat over dark for health reasons, new research suggests you’re making a mistake

A new study found that even white meat protein sources can increase a person's "bad" cholesterol levels.

A Silicon Valley startup just launched a DNA-based health test that could be a big competitor to 23andMe

A new genetic test looks at your risk of diseases like cancer and high cholesterol. Unlike 23andMe's test, it includes genetic counseling and full sequencing.
Certain health screenings are recommended for young people.

7 health tests all people in their 20s need to get

Some health tests are recommended for people in their 20s, including those that check for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cervical cancer.
Cheese may not be such a heart-clogger after all.

There’s even more evidence that cheese is good for you — and might even protect your heart

Nutrition researchers say eating full-fat cheese may not be as bad for your cholesterol as once thought, and that unlike butter, eating cheese could even help protect your heart, because of the special cheese matrix: the distinct way that protein and calcium are arranged in cheese.