In-depth

Alternative medicine

Cholesterol-lowering supplements

Diet and exercise are proven ways to reduce cholesterol. Cholesterol-lowering supplements may help, too.

Herbal supplement interactions

Many herbal supplements interact with medications for cardiovascular disease. Some of these interactions can be life-threatening.

Causes

Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) causes thyroid gland inflammation and often an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Treatment may involve thyroid hormone replacement medication.

Hypothyroidism

Although low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can leave you feeling tired and depressed, medications can help you live a normal life.

Definition

Cholesterol levels

Confused about what cholesterol levels you should aim for? Find out what's best when it comes to a healthy cholesterol level.

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are an important measure of heart health. If you have high triglycerides, healthy lifestyle choices are key.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Cholesterol concerns? Get moving!

Cholesterol concerns? Lose excess pounds

HDL cholesterol: Boosting it

Your cholesterol levels are an important measure of heart health. When it comes to HDL cholesterol, the higher the better.

Healthy chicken recipes

Need menu inspiration? Get your creative juices flowing with these tasty recipes.

Lifestyle changes to reduce cholesterol

Reducing your cholesterol doesn't always mean you have to take medications. Here are five lifestyle changes that can lower your cholesterol.

Mediterranean diet recipes

Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.

Menus for heart-healthy eating

Heart-healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult. Use these menus to get started on a heart-healthy diet.

Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help lower your cholesterol.

The top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol

You don't always need to take medication to lower your cholesterol. Here are five foods that can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

Want lower cholesterol? Eat flaxseed

Risk factors

A healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of high cholesterol, even if you have risk factors you can't change.

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

Metabolic syndrome

Treatments and drugs

Statins

Statins are effective in lowering cholesterol. But, are they a good choice for everyone? Find out more.

Feb. 12, 2013

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