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Worst Foods for High Cholesterol

Worst Foods for High Cholesterol

Worst Foods for High Cholesterol

The words “high cholesterol” strike fear in many, and with good reason: One in every six adults in the U.S. has high cholesterol, which puts them at twice the risk of having heart disease as those with optimal cholesterol levels. Like many matters of the heart, part of the problem—and solution!—leads back to the stomach, or rather what goes in it. Here are 7 foods that can contribute to high cholesterol, and healthy alternatives to try.

By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD, published August 16, 2011. Nicole is a Washington, DC-based nutrition communications professional, writer, and yoga teacher. She blogs about holistic health at www.WholeHealthRD.com.