Aug 05

5 Tips For Lowering Your Cholesterol

By MD for Seniors

Learn how to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in your blood.

Too much unhealthy cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. It can also increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But not all cholesterol is created equally.

Cholesterol is tricky because there are two different types – “good” and “bad.” Bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein, turns into thick plaques that can clog up the arteries – ultimately increasing your chance of developing heart disease. Good cholesterol, or high-density lipoproteins, help remove the LDL from your arteries. In fact, …read more

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