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Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol but only have a small effect on blood cholesterol. Experts believe healthy individuals can safely eat six to seven eggs a week without increasing the risk of heart disease. Eggs are a... More »

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to maintain normal cholesterol levels is to eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, get adequate exercise and quit smoking. Adopting a heal... More »

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A total blood cholesterol level that is below 200 mg/dL is considered to be optimal for both women and men, as presented in a guideline at the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. A lipoprotein panel is a type of... More »

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Plant sterols help lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly referred to as bad cholesterol, because their chemical structure is very similar to that of LDL cholesterol.This structural similarity prevents the i... More »

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Eggs, leafy greens, fruits, cruciferious vegetables and starchy vegetables are some of the foods that contain lutein. Diets rich in lutein reduce the risk of developing cataracts and chronic eye disease. More »

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There are no symptoms of high cholesterol; the only way to discover that blood cholesterol levels are out of range is via a blood test. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone have a baseline cholesterol test at age 20 and ... More »

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Foods naturally low in cholesterol include fish, oatmeal, nuts and olive oil. Additionally, foods that have been fortified with plant stanols or sterols help fight the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. More »

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