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A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia

New studies suggest that, yes, eating right could boost your brain function

Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol

Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age

Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

What Works Best to Help Overweight Folks Eat Healthier?

Researchers still don't know the answer, but say pamphlets couldn't hurt

Plant-Based Diets Score Big for Healthy Weight Loss

U.S. News & World Report ranks DASH diet No. 1 for 7th year in a row

Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year's Resolution

The American Medical Association offers seven goals to get you started

U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

Lots of Red Meat, an Earlier Grave?

People who eat more plant-based proteins lower risk of dying younger, study suggests

Has Butter Gotten a Bad Rap?

Study finds little added health danger for those who love the spread, but some nutritionists remain wary

Most Americans Are Eating Better

But government programs needed to improve overall diet for many, researchers say

A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

Report: DASH Diet Best Overall Eating Plan

The MIND, Mediterranean and Fertility diets also get high marks for health

Better Diets May Be Extending Americans' Lives

Study suggests people are eating better, living longer, though there's still room for lots of improvement

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

Study found seniors who were advised on better eating, exercise scored higher on mental tests

No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study

Matching food choices to your blood type won't make you healthier, research suggests

Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests

Most Statin Users Won't Have Major Side Effects

However, large review found 9 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

Health Tip: Watch Your Cholesterol When Dining Out

Use these tips to stick to healthy meals

Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems

Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble

Study found patients who ate more vegetables, fruits and fish lowered their chances of heart attack, heart failure, stroke

Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Healthier Thanksgiving

Staying active, eating breakfast and controlling portions can curb holiday calories

Junk Food Hurts Your Arteries, But Healthy Meal Might Help

Veggie and salmon fare encourages blood flow, but sausage, egg and cheese meal restricts it, study finds

Cholesterol Levels Dropping in U.S. Adults, Mostly From Statin Use

CDC study suggests fewer trans fats in diet may have also played a role

Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report

But researchers say obesity, diabetes could threaten progress made

Low-Cal Diets Kept Monkeys Healthier, But Didn't Lengthen Lives

Study runs counter to previous research that suggested caloric restriction might boost longevity

Doctors Spar Over Cholesterol Screening in Kids

Some question supporting evidence and drug-industry ties, but others say guidelines benefit certain children

Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids

Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

Mediterranean Diet Might Be Healthier for Brain

Study found less damage to small blood vessels in people who ate certain foods

Eating Out Doesn't Have to Mean Excess Calories

Choose grilled over fried foods, and hold the cheese, mayo and creamy salad dressings

Socioeconomic Status Main Predictor of Health Habits: Study

Race, ethnicity not necessarily behind disparities in weight, exercise and diet

Cholesterol Drug Shows Promise in Early Research

If proven, it could cut bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, but more study needed

Health Tip: Why Do I Have High Cholesterol?

Factors that raise your risk

Certain Foods Said to Help Lower Bad Cholesterol

Combining nuts, plant-based foods with low-fat diet produces biggest drops, researchers say

Weight Loss May Boost Sex Life of Obese, Diabetic Men

Cutting calories can also have positive effects on urinary tract function, researchers say

Heart-Healthy DASH Diet May Help Teen Girls Stay Slim

Study found those who most closely followed eating plan showed least gains in body mass index

An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

Dried apples lower bad cholesterol, study found

For Cholesterol Control, Experts Urge More Than Meds

Without lifestyle changes too, people remain susceptible to chronic health problems

Experimental Drug Raises Good Cholesterol Levels in Early Trial

Results need to be confirmed in larger studies, experts note

Adding Monounsaturated Fats to Diet May Boost Heart Health

Study found evidence of higher 'good' cholesterol levels and decreased 'bad' levels

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function

Was associated with more heart rate variability in study

Diet, Meds and Smoking Linked to Eye Disease Risks

Good nutrition staved off cataracts; some drugs, smoking increased vision problems, studies found

1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has High Cholesterol

Obese, overweight at greatest risk for heart disease as adults, CDC report notes

From Risky Health Status to a Better Life

Not just writing about losing weight but doing it takes reporter from the brink of disaster

Could Omega-3s Boost Blood Fat Levels?

Study finds short-term effect may not be beneficial

Incidence of High Cholesterol Drops in U.S.

Down by 30 percent, but those with high levels often don't know it, study finds

Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

Older adults who ate healthy and remained active were protected, study finds