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Understanding Cholesterol Numbers by Christine G. Posted Wed 28 Mar 2012 11:10pm Say you get your blood drawn because your health care provider wanted to check your cholesterol levels. They send you a letter in the mail with your results, which can sometimes be confusing. Let’s break it down: Triglycerides – These are fat particles floating about in your blood. They should be under 150 milligrams per deciliter (1.7 ... Read on »
How to Interpret your Cholesterol Numbers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm Doctors no longer predict your chances of suffering a heart attack by how high your total cholesterol is. The current guidelines recommend that everyone should have a blood level of the bad LDL cholesterol below 100. If you live in Canada, divide the American number by 40. That means that Canadians must have their bad LDL cholestrol levels bel ... Read on »
Numbers Game: Two Tablespoons A Day Keep Cholesterol at Bay by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 20 Jun 2010 5:20pm Studies on flaxseed intake have shown that two tablespoons of ground flax a day for three months can lower LDL cholesterol by anywhere from ____ to ____ percent. a) 9 – 18 b) 6 – 11 c) 13 – 24 d) 4 – 8 Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Thursday for the answer. Read on »
My Total Cholesterol Is 326 And Why I Don't Need To Take Lipitor Or Crestor To Lower It by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:02pm Of all the blatant lies we have been told about our health over the years, there is one that sticks out as the most egregious of them all because it has failed to be proven by any reputable science or through human experience. And yet millions upon millions of Americans are currently taking a prescription medication for this condition b ... Read on »
Good Cholesterol, Bad Cholesterol - Can exercise make a difference? by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 20 Sep 2010 1:56pm MSN Health and Fitness A. For the record, cholesterol in the body is a good thingit is needed for cell membranes and the production of hormones, among other functions. But too much can signal that there is too much fat in the blood. Back in the ’80s when people became of aware of the need to control their cholesterol le ... Read on »
Heart Health Numbers by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 11:02am You go to the doctor and they say that your blood pressure is high or your cholesterol numbers could be better. What is the standard? People are always asking me … The American Heart Association states: Total Cholesterol – less than 200 HDL - The Good Cholesterol – woman 50 mg or higher, men 40 mg or higher LDL – The Bad Cholest ... Read on »
Gotta “LOVE” Those Heart Health Numbers by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 08 Feb 2012 11:53am You go to the doctor and they say that your blood pressure is high or your cholesterol numbers could be better. What is the standard? People are always asking me … The American Heart Association states: Total Cholesterol – less than 200 HDL - The Good Cholesterol – woman 50 mg or higher, men 40 mg or higher LDL – The Bad Cholest ... Read on »
Cholesterol trumps heart scan? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm Lela's heart scan score: 449 --very high for a 49-year old, peri-menopausal woman. Her score placed her flat in the 99th percentile, or the worst 1% of women her age. Lela first consulted her primary care physician. Her doctor looked at the result puzzled. "Now wait a minute. Your cholesterol numbers have been great." After a pause, h ... Read on »
Cholesterol – Facts, Not Fear by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 May 2013 11:00am By Paul J. Rosen Every time I hear another health report on the reasons to eat low fat I want to scream. Every time I read another article about the “evil” nature of saturated fat I become apoplectic. So I’ll get right to the point. The cholesterol story is made up ~ it’s fiction! Surprised? As a healthcare practitioner I was shoc ... Read on »