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Lower Cholesterol

Scientists worldwide agree that the single most important thing you can do to lower your risk of a heart attack is to lower bad forms of cholesterol like LDL and non-HDL. Learn the safest, most effective ways to lower cholesterol with diet and exercise.

Good, Bad, and Badder Cholesterol?

Dr. Jay Kenney, our nutrition research specialist, discusses compelling new data on what is likely a new type of bad cholesterol – a silent but deadly type. He also explains how to combat it. Don’t miss this story. It’s all about giving yourself the best protection against a heart attack.

Statin Side Effects – New FDA Warnings

The FDA recently announced that statin drugs, used by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol, must carry warnings on their labels about potential side effects. What does this mean for you?

“My HDL is low. What does that mean?”

The findings of an important recent trial support what educators at Pritikin have been saying for decades, which is: “Don’t focus on your HDL numbers. Focus instead on embracing a healthy Pritikin lifestyle.”

Will exercise lower cholesterol?

The Link Between Exercise and Cholesterol

Will exercise lower cholesterol? Get all the facts and learn which lifestyle strategies work best at improving your cholesterol profile, especially LDL bad cholesterol.

How Statins Work – And Why They’re Not Enough

How Statins Work, and Are They Enough?

TV commercials for statins like Lipitor, Crestor, Mevacor, Pravacol, and Zocor sure make it look as if these drugs are the cure-all for cholesterol and heart disease. Get all the facts on statins, and learn what to watch out for.

Is Saturated Fat Bad For You?

Meat and cheese lovers may have gotten excited when a recent Washington Post article suggested that “saturated fat shouldn’t be demonized.” The Post probably got excited, too, because there’s no better way to sell newspapers than to tell people that it’s okay to eat the foods they love. Get the facts.

Lowering C-Reactive Protein: Which Diet Works Best?

A chemical in our bodies called C-reactive protein (CRP) has gotten a lot of press lately because key research is finding that high levels of CRP signal inflammation, and chronic inflammation is now linked with several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.

What do my cholesterol results mean?

What do the numbers on your cholesterol results really mean?

We call heart disease the silent killer. Many people usually feel fine the day before a heart attack or stroke, but they are really a coronary time bomb. Did you know that 85% of 50-year-old people in America have blockages in their arteries without any symptoms? It really is a tragedy that risk factors like high cholesterol are not painful until it is too late.

In this article, we’ll discuss the most important things you can do to avoid a heart attack, as well as optimal levels for LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and triglycerides.

What Diet Is Best For Lowering Cholesterol?

Scientists worldwide agree that one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk of a heart attack is to lower your cholesterol, both your total blood cholesterol and your LDL (the bad cholesterol). The safest, most effective way to lower your blood cholesterol, numerous studies have found, is by lowering the cholesterol, saturated fat, and trans fat in your diet, and by eating an abundance of natural, whole, high-fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.

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