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Make Sure You Don’t Mix Grapefruit and Statins

Make Sure You Don’t Mix Grapefruit and Statins 2

Grapefruit contains a certain chemical called furanocoumarin that blocks the absorption of statins in the liver. The statin drug has nowhere else to go but to head straight for the bloodstream. Here it will linger in high concentrations, raising your risk of statin side effects. The more grapefruit juice you drink, the higher your risk.
An Avocado a Day Can Improve LDL Levels if You Struggle with Weight Gain

An Avocado a Day Can Improve LDL Levels if You Struggle with Weight Gain 0

One avocado a day is enough to effectively lower your cholesterol, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The results of this study show that it takes only about a week of eating one avocado a day, in conjunction with a healthy, moderate fat diet, to lower LDL cholesterol levels.1
Don’t Use Progress From Statin Therapy as a Free Pass to Eat More

Don’t Use Progress From Statin Therapy as a Free Pass to Eat More 0

Until more research is conducted on the subject, you should stick to proven guidelines developed for statin use. You can also make sure you’re engaging in positive lifestyle habits that support your heart health. Statins are a tool to, not a scapegoat.
Here’s What Your Target LDL Level Should Be — Even if You’ve Had a Heart Attack

Here’s What Your Target LDL Level Should Be — Even if You’ve Had a Heart Attack 0

According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reducing LDL levels to an average of 81 with high-dose statins cuts risk for major coronary events—even for those who have had a heart attack in the past.
Grandmas, Did You Know Babysitting the Grand-kids Could Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s?

Grandmas, Did You Know Babysitting the Grand-kids Could Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s? 0

Nearly all medical conditions affect men and women differently. This is especially true for some neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly two-thirds of all Americans with the disease are women.

Could Statins be to Blame for Your Anxiety and Moodiness?

Could Statins be to Blame for Your Anxiety and Moodiness? 4

Most of the side effects of statin use are things you would recognize yourself—such as a headache and muscle pain—but there’s one side effect your friends and family may feel before you do.