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Is butter really better?

Butter is back in fashion because it's 'all natural', but since it's high in fat, is it healthier than margarine? And what about cholesterol-lowering spreads?

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How to lower cholesterol

High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke - here's how you can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood.

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How to cut down on sugar

Here’s how you can cut down on sugars by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary soft drinks.

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High fibre foods and diet

Find out how much fibre is needed in your diet and get tips for increasing your intake.

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Cholesterol and lipid tests

A cholesterol (or lipid profile) test looks at the various levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood.

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood and are usually measured along with cholesterol. Find out more about the impact of high triglyceride levels.

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What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance made by your body and also found in food. It is needed for good health, but too much can increase your risk of heart disease.

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Healthy food swaps

Eating fewer foods that are high in calories, fat, salt and sugars, and swapping them for something healthier is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Healthy eating

Healthy eating tips and topics, such as vegetarian food, facts about salt, good and bad fat, healthy food swaps and how to eat a balanced diet, among others.

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What causes peripheral vascular disease?

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries inside the legs. Find out what can cause PVD.

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