Heart Health

High Blood Cholesterol

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

What do the numbers mean? Learn about cholesterol, its components, health effects, and ways to improve your cholesterol to reduce your risk of a heart attack.


MedlinePlus: Heart Diseases

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find a wealth of information and links to resources on many aspects of heart disease. Also in Spanish.


Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Follow this heart healthy eating plan to lower your cholesterol.


The DASH Eating Plan

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Discover the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan to gain better control of high blood pressure. See a week's worth of sample menus and recipes, which feature plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium.


Heart-healthy Eating from Womenshealth.gov

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Find answers to frequently asked questions on the basics of good nutrition and healthy eating. Available in PDF|176 KB. Also see information on Heart Disease and Stroke.


Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Browse through heart healthy dinners, family meals, Latino recipes, and more!


Heart-Healthy Foods: Shopping List

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Follow these tips for heart-healthy eating.


The Heart Truth: A National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

For more than a decade, The Heart Truth® program has worked to raise awareness about women’s risk for heart disease―the #1 killer of women in the United States―and share the steps they need to make to lead a heart healthy life.


Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Consumer Guide (PDF | 276KB)

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Read the final recommendation statement on Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer, issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This statement applies to healthy adults who have no known nutritional deficiencies.


Your Choice for Change - Honoring the Gift of Heart Health for American Indians (PDF | 9.34MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Take steps to prevent heart disease. This practical guide tells about many healthy things you can do to become healthier.


Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style - With Every Heartbeat is Life (PDF | 3.44 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Find favorite African American recipes, prepared in a heart-healthy way to be lower in fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.


On the Move to Better Heart Health for African Americans (PDF | 3.76 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Control high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, to reduce your risk for heart disease.


Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH (PDF | 793 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Check out the "Recipes for Heart Health" section to help you cook up a week of tasty, heart healthy meals with recipes from the DASH eating plan.


When Delicious Meets Nutritious: Recipes for Heart Health (PDF | 2.32 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

What's good for your heart is great for your taste buds. The recipes in this fact sheet show you don't have to lose flavor to gain health.


Eat for a Healthy Heart

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Use the nutrition labels on foods to help you follow healthy eating guidelines.