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Can Red Grapefruit Lower Cholesterol?

Those taking statins (and many other medications) should avoid grapefruit as it changes the rate certain drugs are absorbed into the bloodstream. With several cholesterol lo (MORE)
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Why Does Grapefruit Interfere With Prescription Medicines?

A daily glass of grapefruit juice or half of a grapefruit for breakfast is normally considered a healthy diet choice: that grapefruit delivers vitamin C, fiber, and potassiu (MORE)
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What are Lipids and Lipoproteins?

Beyond the Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol targets, there are a lot of scientific terms used to explain cholesterol. Lipids and lipoproteins are frequently referred to in cho (MORE)
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What is the connection between fish oil and cholesterol?

Nearly every "x steps to lowering cholesterol" article recommends fish oil; either by consuming fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids and/or taking fish oil supplements containin (MORE)
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Do you have to fast for a cholesterol test?

For decades, a cholesterol test required fasting: 8-12 hours with absolutely no food or drink other than water. Not even gum or breath mints. This is a hassle, sure, bu (MORE)

What is atherosclerosis and what causes it?

Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-scle-ro-sis) is a condition that occurs when fat and cholesterol build up in the walls of arteries, causing hard structures called plaques to form. (MORE)

What are some resources to use in understanding cholesterol?

When you are first diagnosed with high cholesterol, there can be a lot of worry, and a lot of jargon. If you are lucky, your doctor gave you a handout so you can do some onl (MORE)

What are the different types of cholesterol?

For the millions of Americans diagnosed with high cholesterol, it's important to understand these medical terms: total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides (MORE)