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Avocados Help Lower Cholesterol in Some People

avocadosAn avocado a day might help keep bad cholesterol at bay.

Eating one per day as part of a certain heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering diet can help improve "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in people who are overweight or obese, according to a small study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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5 Seeds You Need to Eat

chiaflaxhempseedsDiscover the super health benefits of flavorful, nutrient-rich kernels, including those found in sunflowers, flax and hemp

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Is Butter Back? The Truth About Saturated Fats

buttertruthFor decades we’ve been warned that eating saturated fat, the type found in meat, cheese, and other dairy foods, can lead to heart disease. Instead, we've been told to choose healthy fats from nuts, seeds, fish, and vegetable oils.

New research questions that belief. A recent review of 72 studies found no link between saturated fat and heart disease. The review also showed that monounsaturated fats like those in olive oil, nuts, and avocados don't protect against heart disease.

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Heart, Mini-Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA


XolairA safety study done by the maker of the asthma drug omalizumab (Xolair) suggests it poses slightly increased but serious risks for heart attacks and mini-strokes known as TIAs (transient ischemic attacks), the FDA says.

Because of certain "weaknesses" in the 5-year study, the FDA says it is "unable to definitively confirm or determine the exact increased level of these risks with Xolair."

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Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

fruitveggiesstrokeAim for at least four to five a day, experts advise

Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research.

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