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Eating Avocado for Healthy Cholesterol

…conflicting there is evidence that eating avocado—and its heart-healthy monounsaturated fat—can actually lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and raise HDL “good” cholesterol. The Health Benefits of Eating Avocado What does this mean for you? If you’ve struggle with statin side effects—and you…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…Cholesterol Is Low, Here's How to Raise It * First and foremost, take niacin (vitamin B3). Niacin is one of the most powerful nutrients available to raise HDL cholesterol. When you take niacin, you’ll likely experience a tingly, pins-and-needles, sometimes hot, flushing of the skin. This typically lasts…

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

…Torcetrapib, the Pfizer drug engineered to raise HDL levels by about 50 percent when taken in combination with Lipitor? National Geographic cited it as part of the all-out effort to develop a “multibillion-dollar blockbuster” drug that can raise HDL. The only problem with Torcetrapib was that the…

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