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Should your child be screened for high cholesterol?

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The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended routine cholesterol screening of children between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between 17 and 21 since 2011.They issued the¬†recommendation and additional guidelines¬†after reviewing more than 1,000 published documents on heart disease and how it relates to children […]

What is the Mediterranean Diet and Does it Really Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease?

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You’ve just found out that your cholesterol is too high, putting you at risk for developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Your doctor said you may need to go on a cholesterol-lowering medication, but suggested you try changing your diet first. You’re totally confused about what to do next. You don’t even know […]