The Complexities of Cholesterol What do we really know about cholesterol? The lower the better, doctors have told us since the 1960s, when the “cholesterol hypothesis” became widely accepted as fact, and millions reluctantly gave up bacon and eggs for cereal with skim milk.

Heart Health


Matters of the Heart Even though women tend to perceive cancer as their biggest health threat, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women across most races in the United States. (The exception is among Asian American women, where heart disease is

Oxytocin: The Hormone of Love


Oxytocin The Hormone of Love and So Much More Oxytocin is most often associated with cuddling, massage, and orgasm during sex, leading to its nickname: the “love hormone.” Its primary medical use is to initiate uterine contractions during childbirth and to stimulate the

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