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5 foods that lower cholesterol

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Cholesterol is a growing problem for Americans, putting people at risk for heart attacks and strokes, but according to Dr. Joseph Keenan, nutritional researcher and former University of Minnesota professor, it's a modifiable component of your overall health. Genetics do play a factor, but there are plenty of ways to lower your cholesterol and create delicious, heart-healthy meals.

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From the Mayo Clinic

1. Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods

(Kidney beans, apples, pears, barley, prunes)

2. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids

(Mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, salmon, halibut)

3. Walnuts, almonds, other nuts

4. Olive oil

5. Foods with added plant sterols on stanols

(Margarines, orange juice, yogurt drinks)

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