Cut cholesterol through a combination of foods

Study finds that adding a specific mix of heart-healthy fare to diet brings down levels as much as some drugs

August 09, 2006|By JANET HELM | JANET HELM,CHICAGO TRIBUNE

If you have high blood cholesterol - like an estimated 100 million Americans - then chances are you're trying to change the way you eat.

Your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your risk of getting heart disease, which is the country's No. 1 killer. Diet often is the first defense before a doctor turns to drugs to lower cholesterol levels. Losing weight, exercising and cutting down on "bad" fats are the cornerstones of a cholesterol-lowering lifestyle.

WHAT TO EAT The four types of food that help lower "bad" cholesterol. pg 3F

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