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Over-45s confused about cholesterol

Over-45s confused about cholesterol

70 percent of Australians over 45 don't know the difference between good and bad cholesterol, says a new survey.
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Getting to know your fats

Getting to know your fats

Saturated fat in the food you eat makes your blood cholesterol level go up. While saturated fat is the main culprit, dietary cholesterol in food also matters...
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Food for the heart

Food for the heart

To lower your blood cholesterol naturally you must change your diet to one that is low in sat fats and follows general healthy eating guidelines that are good...
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High cholesterol

High cholesterol

The statistics are shocking: More than six million Australians aged over 25 have a cholesterol level that increases their risk of developing cardiovascular...
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The good, the bad and the unhealthy

The good, the bad and the unhealthy

Cholesterol, a waxy type of fat produced naturally by the body and found in every cell, has a bad reputation, but it is actually essential for life. It plays a...
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High cholesterol levels raise Alzheimer's risk

High cholesterol levels raise Alzheimer's risk

According to new research, if you're in your forties and have high cholesterol you may have an increased chance of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.
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Lifestyle habits of healthy people: unlocking the secret to longevity

Lifestyle habits of healthy people: unlocking the secret to longevity

Family GP, Olivia Andrews offers some tips on how best to develop and maintain healthy habits to protect against common illnesses.
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Low-cholesterol comfort foods

When the cooler weather sets in, the urge to indulge in your favourite comfort foods becomes even stronger. Read on for a collection of warming winter recipes...
Heart-healthy foods

Heart-healthy foods

When you're trying to protect your heart health, following a low cholesterol diet is key.
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Ways to love your heart

Ways to love your heart

Your best defence against of becoming one of the 3.3 million Australians with long-term cardiovascular disease is to consider making lifestyle changes to...
Chocolate prevents stroke: study

Chocolate prevents stroke: study

Enjoy chocolate guilt-free this Easter — or better yet eat it lying down, say scientists from Glasgow University.
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Cholesterol-friendly egg recipes

It's true — eggs do contain cholesterol, but the good kind! They're also packed full of vitamins and iron, so they're a great addition to any healthy diet....
Good versus bad cholesterol

Good versus bad cholesterol

Understanding cholesterol is not necessarily simple, but given that the CSIRO estimates that about 30 percent of the population will die of heart disease, it's...
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Simple ways to lose weight and lower cholesterol

Simple ways to lose weight and lower cholesterol

Today, Australia is one of the fattest nations in the world, with obesity becoming the single biggest threat in the country to public health.
The hidden secrets of

The hidden secrets of "health" foods

When we are faced with the prospect of losing weight, it's easy to become beguiled by the manufacturers' "low-fat" and "healthy" claims on the labels of their...
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All about cholesterol: a beginner's guide

All about cholesterol: a beginner's guide

If you're a health conscious person, or a person who cares even slightly about long-term health and general wellbeing, chances are you've heard about...
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Health secrets of glowing celebrities

Celebrities are the most enviable people on the planet. With every nutritionist, makeup artist and personal trainer at their disposal, it seems they're always...
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Heart disease: are you at risk?

Heart disease: are you at risk?

Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke and blood vessel disease, is the leading cause of death and disability in Australia. In 2010, it...
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Low-cholesterol food swaps

Low-cholesterol food swaps

If you suffer from high cholesterol, here's how to reduce your cholesterol levels by making better food choices.
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Real Life: "How I cut down my cholesterol"

Megan Poole, 56, was diagnosed with high cholesterol after a routine blood test, but after altering her lifestyle and taking medication, her cholesterol went...
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