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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
 
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Health Tip of the Day

Turkey Hits the Spot

Eating a turkey sandwich after a tough workout may help you bounce back quicker, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The meat has an amino acid called leucine that speeds up muscle recovery. Turkey is also low in fat, high in protein and is a source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins.