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Supplementing Your Heart Health: Omega-3, Plant Sterols, and More

If you have high cholesterol, or if you're at high risk for heart disease and heart attack, some supplements can help lower your cholesterol.

Mimi Guarneri, M.D., cardiologist and medical director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, recommends taking supplements and eating a Mediterranean diet to lower cholesterol and improve heart health. Many supplements including fish oil, plant sterols, niacin, fiber, red yeast rice, green tea extract, B-complex vitamins, Coenzyme Q10 and policosanol have been shown to reduce triglyceride levels and increase good HDL cholesterols.

This article that appeared on WebMD.com, " Supplementing Your Heart Health: Omega-3, Plant Sterols, and More," is not available at this time.