Health Tip: Improving Your Cholesterol
(HealthDay News) -- High levels of LDL (the so-called "bad"
cholesterol) or triglycerides puts you at higher risk of heart
attack and stroke.
While there's no surefire way to lower bad cholesterol and
triglycerides, the American Diabetes Association mentions these
practices that can help lower your numbers:
- Quit smoking.
- Shed excess pounds.
- Exercise most days of the week.
- Stick to a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet that is rich in
fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Make sure your diet includes healthy monounsaturated fats, such
as avocado oil, olive oil or canola oil.
- Take cholesterol-lowering medication if your doctor prescribes
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