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Do you know how to build a healthier plate for your heart? The choices you make can have a significant impact on your cholesterol level and the health of your cardiovascular system. Take our quiz below to find out how heart savvy you really are. Tally up your score...
 
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Each year, more than a million Americans have heart attacks and about a half million people die from heart disease. Having high cholesterol raises your risk for having a heart attack or developing heart disease. Everyone needs a little TLC! TLC stands for therapeutic lifestyle changes. These include a...
 
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Heart disease is the leading cause of illness and death in the U.S. Many factors increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack: age, gender, family history, cigarette smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and inactivity. While you cannot control some risk factors, a heart-healthy lifestyle can help decrease others. Take ... Are You Good to Your Heart?
 
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The American Heart Association has recently published new dietary guidelines that will replace their Step 1 and Step 2 diets. The new guidelines are designed to help individuals achieve four goals, with two or three specific recommendations listed under each one. Use these as a checklist to make sure...
 
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Most people think of exercise as a way to keep cholesterol under check and to assist with weight loss. While exercise without weight loss has little influence on total or LDL cholesterol, research indicates that aerobic exercise does seem to change the type of LDL that the body produces....