You Should Know

February 2012 Issue

Control Your Cholesterol with a Fiber-Rich, Plant-based Diet

Whenever you hear someone talk about cholesterol, it’s always about the “good” high density lipoprotein (HDL) and the “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL) types. But there’s much more to cholesterol than just two simple numbers, researchers say. While HDL and LDL are still lipids that your health professional will continue to monitor, scientists now understand that those two major lipoprotein measurements can be broken down into many smaller measurements. And it’s those subgroups that now provide a far more accurate picture of your cardiovascular disease risk.

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