Dr. Oz's Cholesterol Guide

While you can’t change your genetics, there are safe and effective ways to bring down high cholesterol. Learn how!

Dr. Oz's Cholesterol Guide

If you have high cholesterol, you are no doubt looking for a safe and effective way to bring it down. While you can’t change your genetics, your doctor can prescribe medications that may help lower it – and you can align your diet and lifestyle to support better cardiovascular health as a more proactive and preventive approach. Learn to control your cholesterol the healthy way!

Understand Good Cholesterol

HDL, or good cholesterol, assists in removing LDL cholesterol, or bad cholesterol, from the arterial walls and returning it to the liver to be broken down. Dr. Oz recommends that HDL cholesterol be at least 50 mg/dl, but the higher the HDL cholesterol level, the better.

Think you know cholesterol? Test yourself!

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.