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HDL cholesterol: How to boost your ‘good’ cholesterol by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sat 31 Jul 2010 12:08pm Mayo Clinic Staff Although your doctor may have told you to lower your total cholesterol, it’s important to raise your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is known as the “good” cholesterol. It might sound like a mixed message, but reducing “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and increasing HDL ... 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 »
When is LDL cholesterol NOT LDL cholesterol? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 8:52am Darlene had a high LDL cholesterol, at times as high as 200 mg/dl. Her primary care doctor first tried Mevacor, then Pravachol, then Zocor, then Lipitor. Every statin drug failed to reduce Darlene's LDL below 160 mg/dl, even when maximum doses were used. The higher doses also resulted in nearly intolerable muscle aches and weakness. When w ... Read on »
Low cholesterol levels linked with increased risk of cancer, so is cholesterol reduction safe? by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Sep 2008 6:56am When in comes to cholesterol levels, the mantra is usually ‘the lower the better’. The idea here is that the lower the level of cholesterol in our bloodstreams, the lower our risk of cardiovascular disease (e.g. heart attack and stroke) and therefore, we hope, death from these conditions. But wait a minute, even if this were true, how about if lo ... Read on »
If I avoid all foods that contain cholesterol, will my high cholesterol return to normal? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm 2 Comments No. Your blood cholesterol level is influenced far more by how many calories and how much saturated and partially hydrogenated fat you eat, than by how much cholesterol is in your food. Cholesterol is found only in foods from animals, such as meat, fish, chicken, dairy products and eggs. It is not found in plants. More than 80 percent of the ch ... Read on »
{Bringing Down High Cholesterol ~ High Cholesterol? Bring It Down} by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 5:23pm You can find out using a home testing kit, what the levels of cholesterol in your body are and in case you find that you have high cholesterol, or nearby it being high, it’s time for you to visit your doctor who will then perform a more appropriate blood test to aid and pinpoint the [...] Read on »
Entries from April 2008 Foods that lower your cholesterol! Why squirrels have low cholesterol ! Who needs diapers anyways!! Raw by Bueller K. Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 12:24am Most people I know with high cholesterol lower there numbers by taking medications such as Lipitor. It is true that they work well in lowering numbers but they have huge side effects. For example possible side effects from using Lipitor are (muscle and joint pain, kidney damage, forgetfulness, liver damage, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartbu ... Read on »
Sytrinol Cholesterol Control, Natural Cholesterol Supplment, with Fish Oil by franklinb Posted Wed 17 Feb 2010 12:00am Sytrinol Cholesterol Control, Natural Cholesterol Supplment, with Fish Oil Sytrinol Natural Cholesterol Supplement, is a patented blend of bioflavonoids, polymethoxylated flavones, and tocotrienols extracted from natural citrus and palm fruits. Molecularly Distilled PCB & Mercury Free What is cholesterol? Cholesterol ... Read on »
Low Carb Diet and Good Cholesterol? | low carb diet and cholesterol by Bill .. Posted Tue 03 Aug 2010 9:18am I kept seeing a research study about low carb diet and cholesterol that came out yesterday but was to far away from a good computer to post about it. Over the long term, a low-carb diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests. This study was ... Read on »
Do I Need Cholesterol Medication? Is My Cholesterol High? The Simple Truth. by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Fri 01 Oct 2010 12:25am 1 Comment The New York Times recently ran a piece that wondered if doctors were treating patients with cholesterol lowering medication unnecessarily because a web-based calculator over estimated a person's risk.  The program was proudly sponsored by the pharmaceutical roundtable and was available at the American Heart Association. The implication was ... Read on »