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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?

March 17, 2014

 

Fear Of Four

While it's fairly common for people in the U.S. to be afraid of the number thirteen, for some, the number four is a lot scarier.

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.

April 22, 2008

 

More Salt, Higher Blood Pressure

You may have heard that too much salt is bad for you. Have you ever really understood why though? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 23, 2006

 

Working Out Your Arteries

Exercise regularly and you'll reap the benefits, but how, exactly, does exercise make us healthier?

December 1, 2005

 

A Web of Disorders

Eat too much and you might wind up obese. Eat the wrong things and watch your cholesterol shoot through the roof. As if that’s not enough, doctors have found that, taken together, conditions like high blood pressure and obesity are good predictors of illnesses including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A Real Pain in the Gut

What exactly does the body go through during acid reflux? Find out on A Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Setting the Pace (Heart pacemakers)

Pacemakers are electrical devices that monitor the heart rate and helps get it up to speed when it starts pumping too slowly. The small battery powered disk is inserted just beneath the skin above the heart. A couple of attached wires monitor the heart and carry signals and impulses to and from the heart.

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