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How to Improve Your Cholesterol and Cut Your Risk for Heart Disease.

Laura Manning, MPH, RD, CDN Clinical Nutrition Coordinator Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty Practice Associates The Mount Sinai Hospital Do you know your cholesterol levels? If not, you should. Cholesterol, a waxy, fat-like substance found in our cells and certain foods, helps our bodies function, but excess amounts of it in the blood can build up and lead to clogged arteries, causing heart attack or stroke.

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Dr. Barry Sears

I didn’t read anything about reducing levels of inflammation. Japanese males have the same cholesterol levels as American males, but 1/7 the number of deaths from heart disease maybe because their level of inflammation as measured by the AA/EPA ratio is 7 times lower.

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