Managing cholesterol without or in addition to the use of medication is best done with a combination of diet and exercise. According to WebMD, daily exercise reduces LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, and increases HDL, or "good... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

It's been proven that cutting salt intake can actually increase a person's blood cholesterol. A 2011 study in the American Journal of Hypertension found that reducing dietary sodium may contribute to high cholesterol, tr... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Amounts & Limits

When comparing different types of cholesterol drugs, consider the benefits, the possible side effects and the cautions associated with each medication, advises Mayo Clinic. It's important to remember that the effectivene... More » Health Medications & Vitamins
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