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4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol

4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol

People often don’t think about cholesterol levels until the GP calls wanting to discuss the results from a yearly blood test check-up. It’s in that moment that you may start to wonder.

While genetics can influence cholesterol levels to a degree, the foods we eat also play a part. One of the main ways our diet can help lower cholesterol is by reducing LDL cholesterol – known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol and associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

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Pistachio berry stacks

Pistachio berry stacks
Here's a dessert full of the goodness of berries and nuts, perfect for an occasional treat.
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How to warm up properly

How to warm up properly

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart health and overall wellbeing – and the most important preparation for any movement or exercise is an appropriate warm-up. But if you’re confused about what that actually looks like, you’re not alone.

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Managing risk factors: type 2 diabetes

Managing risk factors: type 2 diabetes
People with diabetes are up to four times as likely to develop heart disease as those without. If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes or have recently been diagnosed, the steps you take to either prevent or manage it are the same as you’d take to decrease your risk of heart disease, such as managing your diet and carbohydrates. Here's how.
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HRI awarded NHMRC Development Grant

HRI awarded NHMRC Development Grant

Dr Steven Wise, Leader of the Applied Materials Group at HRI, has been awarded a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant for his work inventing a sealant technology for valves used in heart surgery.

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