Latest Cholesterol News
While there's no surefire way to lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides, the American Diabetes Association mentions these practices that can help lower your numbers:
- Quit smoking.
- Shed excess pounds.
- Exercise most days of the week.
- Stick to a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Make sure your diet includes healthy monounsaturated fats, such as avocado oil, olive oil or canola oil.
- Take cholesterol-lowering medication if your doctor prescribes it.
-- Diana Kohnle
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