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Experts recommend that adults eat 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day.
August 18, 2021

Eat fruit and vegetables, live longer

Most of us know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But a new study from the...

 Elizabeth Fitch has a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol.
April 22, 2021

Genetic condition teaches teen importance of heart health

Elizabeth Fitch is a lot like other teens. She enjoys spending time with her friends. She's a member of...


Eating a heart-healthy diet can reduce or prevent high cholesterol in most people.
April 06, 2021

What you do now can prevent heart disease later

Jennifer Robinson, M.D., studies cholesterol and cholesterol drug therapies with support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute....

Damon Swift, Ph.D. (pictured with patients), studies physical activity and weight management.
April 01, 2021

Physical activity does more than help you look good

Damon Swift, Ph.D., studies exercise training and risk factors for heart-related disease. He spoke about recent research in this...

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Eat a variety of nutritious foods, including vegetables, to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
March 25, 2021

6 ways to lower your cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the U.S....

Measuring your exercise progress can help you stay motivated.
February 23, 2021

Keep it going! How to stick with a fitness routine

Sticking to a fitness routine isn't always easy with family, work, hobbies, and everything in between. These tips can...

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 Though your body needs cholesterol, too much of it can cause health issues.
February 16, 2021

Cholesterol: Know the terms

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to...

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. is the director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
February 04, 2021

Recognizing American Heart Month

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is excited to work with the National Library of Medicine on NIH...

Physical Activity

Sara Santiago likes to run and lift weights to stay active.
February 04, 2021

Personal Story: Sara Santiago

Sara Santiago, 40, was never an athlete. She joined gyms and exercised on occasion, but never found a routine she could...

Physical Activity
Eating healthy foods and snacks helps DeMarcus Ware stay fueled for physical activity.
January 28, 2021

Retired NFL star DeMarcus Ware is in the best shape of his life

Retired National Football League (NFL) defensive superstar DeMarcus Ware won millions of fans with his ability to conquer and defeat...

Physical Activity

Personal Story

Musician and actress Jordin Sparks started advocating for those with sickle cell disease when she learned about her stepsister’s diagnosis.
January 16, 2020

Why Jordin Sparks wants more people to talk about sickle cell disease

"We need to end the stigma that can come with sickle cell disease. No one should feel alienated because they...

Sickle Cell Disease, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature, Issue Hero
January 15, 2020

From Africa to the U.S.: A young woman’s search for sickle cell disease treatment

"I can't describe the pain," says Yinka. "I had it everywhere in my body—my chest, my back, my...

Sickle Cell Disease, Personal Story