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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of the body’s largest artery (the aorta). Read about the causes, symptoms and the treatment of an aortic aneurysm.

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  • Low-carb diets have risen in popularity, but there are plenty of ways to eat for a healthy heart. Our review of the latest evidence shows that it’s the quality of carbohydrate that is most important.

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  • Thinking about using complementary or traditional therapies along with your conventional treatment? Before you make a decision, here are some things to think about.

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  • Find out how doctors diagnose atrial fibrillation and learn about the range of treatments which are used to prevent complications and manage the symptoms of AF.

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