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Posts tagged cholesterol

October 25, 2016

 

your body uses fat to absorb cholesterol from the food you eat, and saturated fats absorb cholesterol super efficiently. But too much cholesterol in the blood can be dangerous.

What’s In Saturated Fats?

We use the phrase "saturated fat" a lot, but what does it really mean?

July 28, 2014

 

Yum! Check out these chocolate treats!

The Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Recent studies have found that chocolate very well may have health benefits.

April 7, 2014

 

Thankfully, most food makers have stopped using trans fats.

Trans Fats Explained

They've gotten a bad wrap over the years, but what are trans fats exactly?

June 18, 2013

 

Are you ready for some veggies?

Gorillas Are Being Put On Diets

Many gorillas in zoos are overweight and dying of heart disease in their twenties and thirties when they could live to be twice that age.

September 19, 2012

 

Here is a close up of a cholesterol emboli.

Which Cholesterol Is The “Good” Cholesterol?

Dear A Moment of Science, I try to eat a healthful diet, but I have a hard time remembering which cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol: LDL or HDL.

July 4, 2012

 

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Leg Cramps Like Clockwork

If you get bad leg cramps, it could be a sign of serious heart disease.

April 12, 2011

 

What Is The Connection Between Snoring And Metabolic Syndrome?

Snoring can be a red flag for diseases like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

October 13, 2010

 

Health Issue: The Size Of Your Waist

Are you concerned about your weight? Well, researchers believe you should also worry about the size of your waist.

July 21, 2010

 

Did You Know That Laughter Is Good For Your Health?

Have you ever felt better after laughing? Laughter can be one of the best medicines. Find out why on A Moment of Science.

July 2, 2010

 

Owning A Pet Is Beneficial To Your Health

Do you own a pet? Chances are you're healthier than a friend who doesn't own a companion animal.

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