Nutrition Made Easy

Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

Five Ways to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol numbers too high? These five diet and lifestyle strategies let you nudge numbers down without medication. By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

More Cholesterol-Lowering Tips

More Cholesterol-Lowering Tips

Spoiler alert: While diet and lifestyle changes can promote dramatic drops in cholesterol for many folks, sometimes they don’t do the trick, particularly in people with a genetic disposition for high cholesterol levels. If that’s the case, a doctor can prescribe medications (probably less of them if you’re being scrupulous about diet and exercise) to bridge the gap. Also important, if you’re a smoker, quit smoking. Studies on smoking suggest mixed results with smoking raising LDL levels in some studies and having little impact in others. Yet there is no doubt that smoking is a strong risk factor for heart disease.

 

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