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Cholesterol Articles

Get ready to say good-bye to cholesterol confusion.Get the facts, healthier living tips & more.

By Janis Jibrin, R.D. Are you having a hard time coping? Feel like you’ve lost control over your finances, family duties or other important areas of your life? Depressed? If stress...

You’ve fasted somewhere between 9 to 12 hours and had your blood drawn to check your cholesterol levels. And now the result, formally known as the lipid profile, is in....

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance produced by your liver and found in all parts of your body. It is also present in foods, particularly meats, high-fat dairy products, egg yolks...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. Q: What are plant sterols and how do they affect cholesterol? A: Plant sterols and stanols (also called phytosterols and phytostanols) are compounds naturally...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. Q: I just found out that I have high cholesterol. What’s the first thing I should do regarding my diet? A: Finding out that...

Get ready to say good-bye to cholesterol confusion:   Q: What are plant sterols and why do I need them? A: Plant sterols are natural compounds that can help block the absorption of...

By S. Johanna Robledo Wade What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of steroid that circulates in the blood (and it is also part of some fats). It plays a pivotal role...

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