Where's the Good News?

We've all heard the warning: Even if they taste really good, go easy on the cheeseburgers, sausage, fried foods, pastries, and ice cream. These foods are high in saturated fat, which can raise your blood cholesterol to dangerous levels. But what about the good news? Which foods are good for your cholesterol levels--and healthy for your heart?

Medically Reviewed By: Haines, Cynthia MD | Last Review Date: Nov 28, 2012

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