High Cholesterol

All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.

Calculating Calories and Fat Grams

Here's a formula to help you figure out how many calories and fat grams you need each day to maintain your current weight.

Cholesterol in the Blood

The cholesterol in your blood comes from the foods you eat and your liver—but your liver makes all of the cholesterol your body needs.

Components of Food

When trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition.

Lower Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.

Lowering Cholesterol: Lifestyle Changes

People with a strong genetic predisposition to high cholesterol need medication to control cholesterol. But a lot of us don't.

Metabolic Syndrome

Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes.

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