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  • What is cholesterol and why is high cholesterol bad for you? Find out how high cholesterol can affect your heart and how to lower it.

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  • Statins lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, by reducing your cholesterol levels. Read about the types of statins, how they work and their side effects.

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  • Much of the confusion around eggs has stemmed from the fact that egg yolks contain cholesterol. While some cholesterol in our body is essential, the type and amount of cholesterol in our blood correlates with heart disease risk.

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  • The days and weeks after a heart attack are a good time to think about making changes to your diet. This will protect your heart and lower your chance of having another heart attack.

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  • Despite sensationalist news headlines and one-off pieces of research, the bulk of the evidence still proves that diets lower in saturated fat reduce our risk of heart disease.

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  • During a heart attack, blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked. This is most commonly due to coronary artery disease.

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  • Coronary artery disease, also called ischaemic heart disease, happens when the major blood vessels in the heart get narrow and stiff. It can cause heart attacks and angina. Read about its symptoms, causes and its treatment.

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  • There are a lot of claims being made about coconut oil. In relation to heart health, the claims are not convincing, and there is little evidence to support coconut oil being called a ‘superfood’.

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  • There are many ways we can eat to support our heart health and all of them are simple variations on a common dietary theme. Here’s what we recommend.

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  • After having one heart attack, you’re at higher risk of having another. Find out what changes you can make to reduce that risk.

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  • Nearly 50 Kiwi women die from heart disease every week, making it New Zealand’s single biggest killer. We look at women’s risks of heart disease and what things can impact on heart disease.

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  • A heart check is a way to find out your risk of a heart attack or stroke. We explain what happens at a heart check and how you can lower your risk.

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