The latest guidelines for cholesterol-lowering drugs emphasize their use to manage patients' risk for cardiovascular disease rather than simply hitting numerical cholesterol targets. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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You And Yeast Have More In Common Than You Might Think

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A daily cup of joe (or two) may help protect against Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And an egg a day will not raise the risk of heart disease in healthy people, according to a panel of nutrition experts. Premshee Pillai/Flickr hide caption

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Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

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Researchers say they think there's something in the avocado — other than just the healthy fat — that may lower bad cholesterol. Tastyart Ltd Rob White/Getty Images hide caption

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Critics Warn Latest Cholesterol Guidelines Invite Overtreatment

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Statin drugs to lower cholesterol have become among the most widely prescribed prescription medications in the United States. Bill Gallery/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Before filling one of these tubes with blood for a cholesterol test, you're supposed to keep your stomach empty. But that may not be necessary. Nancy Louie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The latest subject in standardized tests for kids: cholesterol. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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