(Jirkaejc, Envato Elements) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them. You can get your hands on pumpkin seeds on about any store’s snack aisle,…

An LDL cholesterol particle (left) next to an HDL particle. (selvanegra/Getty Images) Researchers have proposed a unique study in humans to reduce the early onset of atherosclerosis, the buildup of the artery-clogging plaque that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The report, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association(link opens in new window), reviews a…