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Why Your LDL Cholesterol Particle Size Determines Your Heart Disease Risk and What To Do About It

LDL particle size determines heart disease risk.

If you have high cholesterol, you must know your VLDL cholesterol number! It’s the only part of total cholesterol that is going to determine your chances of dying from heart disease, the worst chronic health disease and the number one killer. Here’s what it is, how to test for and reduce it.

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How To Reduce Your Probability of Getting Heart Disease By 50%

You can reduce your probability of getting heart disease — the number one killer — by 50% with two supplements, reports a recent five-year study.

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The Poor Performing Hormone That May Cause Your Chronic Health Problems, Part 1

Cholesterol, inflammation, high blood sugar, heart disease — What do you do when you think you’re doing everything right to address these chronic conditions, and yet they stubbornly persist?

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How Long Will You Live? Take The Test

Statistics can be damn liars, or so we hope to believe when they cut against what we want. (After all, aren’t we all above average?) And you may feel this way after you take this longevity test, not to mention the body fat percent calculator. The good news is that as long as you’re alive (and let’s presume you are), you can make some changes that will increase your chances of living a long and strong life. Read on, and take the short test.

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Is Meat Good For You? 8 Experts Chew On It, 4 Spit It Out

Most of us eat the way our parents did. Mostly, that means eating meat. For many years, the medical establishment told us that meat eaters aren’t as healthy and will not live as long as vegetarians. Some smart people of the Paleo persuasion are challenging this contention. Are they right? Do you care?

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What You Need To Know About Coffee, Saturated Fat and Red Meat

If you drink coffee or eat read meat, you need to take a stand. New studies are creating a stir. Beware red meat, they say. Some health bloggers are hitting back. Come dive into the fray

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Look: Your Blood Test Measures Your Health

You can’t fix something if you don’t know what’s wrong. The right blood test measures a bucket full of information about your health. Check out the infographic by WellnessFX, and get the dope on cholesterol, inflammation, thyroid function and vitamin D.

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Cholesterol Drug “Lipitor” Loses its Patent – A Good Deal for You?

The cholesterol drug Lipitor lost its patent today. The generic Lipitor will be much cheaper. But does that make it a good deal to you? Some side-effects are life-threatening. Why not make a life-style change instead?

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Eating Fat is Good… Maybe…Could Be… Sometimes

(It Really Depends… and You Need To Get It Right!) Certain fats are critical for health. Aim for fat consumption of Omega-3 and Monosatuated Fatty Acids in the range of 20 to 25% of your daily caloric intake; ideally, as little as possible from Saturated and Trans Fat sources.  Read on for specifics.

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High Cholesterol? Do Something!

KNOCK WOOD… despite my prodigious egg consumption (if eight per week is such), I don’t have a cholesterol problem.  Sure, the quality of my diet helps, but for some dangerously high cholesterol levels occur irrespective of diet. People with a cholesterol problem need to do something to get to “good” levels. The quick and common […]

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