In developed countries, cardiovascular disease (heart disease) remains the leading cause of death. The Heart and Stroke Foundation reports that every 7 minutes a Canadian loses his/her life to a heart attack or stroke.

Hypercholesterolemia, specifically elevated LDL (low-density lipoprotein), has been identified as a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. To reduce the risk, current Canadian dyslipidemia (cholesterol) guidelines recommend:

Dietary Interventions:

  • reducing the intak...


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