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3 Simple Food Swaps To Lower Cholesterol

By Charlotte Libov Making an effort to lower your cholesterol numbers can require some serious life changes, most drastically when it comes to your diet. For many people, the “bad for you” list looks a lot like a list of favorite foods — and that’s the biggest challenge. But smart food choices are essential for lowering cholesterol and lowering your risk of heart attack. Watching your diet can reduce your cholesterol levels without medication, or enhance the effects of the cholesterol-lowering drug you take. “Your genetics play a big role in your cholesterol level, but so do other factors — including diet — and the foods you eat can help to lower it,” says Harvey Kramer, MD, a cardiologist at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. Scallops Instead of Red...