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Articles May 2018 Issue

Are There ‘Natural’ Remedies for High Cholesterol?

Yes—a healthy diet and lifestyle. Focusing on individual foods, nutrients or supplements can distract you from what really works.

If you Google “natural remedies for high cholesterol” you will get millions of hits. As you scroll through them, you’ll see that what “natural” means is in the eye of the beholder. For many people, natural means dietary supplements or “superfoods” thought to have special cholesterol-fighting properties. But in the end, based on good-quality science, the “natural” remedy for high cholesterol is sustained lifestyle change.

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