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By Jack Challem

By now you know that people with diabetes have a higher than average risk of developing coronary heart disease, so it's especially important to maintain normal levels of cholesterol, the umbrella term for different types of fat found in your blood.But drugs aren't the only option for keeping cholesterol and triglyceride levels in check. Some foods and supplements work almost as well as meds -- and without any risk of side effects.

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by Brenda Bell
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