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Does Eating Garlic Lower Bad Cholesterol?

Last updated 4 years ago

There are two types of cholesterol in the human body: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, or good cholesterol. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels requires both sustaining the right level of HDL while reducing your LDL levels.

This video examines common myths associated with good and bad cholesterol. Many people believe that eating garlic can lower bad cholesterol; however, a recent study found this belief to be false. If you have questions about lowering bad cholesterol to reduce your risk for stroke and heart disease, talk to your physician.

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