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Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels

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High cholesterol is one of the leading health problems today. High cholesterol and triglycerides lead to arteriosclerosis which is a major risk factor behind several leading causes of death in developed countries, heart attacks and stroke. Conventional wisdom is that the two main causes of this are a poor diet laden with fatty foods and … Continued

Triglycerides

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Maintaining a healthy heart starts with exercise and diet. There is a strong and obvious correlation between obesity and heart problems. Being obese or overweight is often a product of eating too much of the wrong foods, or lack of exercise, or both. Understanding what effects different foods have on the body will help in … Continued

Raise Your HDL Cholesterol Levels

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It may sound confusing to hear that you should lower your cholesterol levels to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, yet raise your HDL cholesterol level if it is low. HDL or “good” cholesterol as it has been nicknamed over the years helps to reduce the accumulation of fatty deposits or plaques within … Continued

Tips to Reduce Cholesterol Levels

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How many times have you promised yourself that you would never eat greasy or processed foods again, only to find yourself checking into a fast food outlet for a quick bite? With the hectic lifestyle and lack of discipline that most people have these days, it comes as no surprise to learn that high cholesterol … Continued

Lower High Cholesterol Levels Naturally

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs have shown to be effective for most people for specifically that – they work to lower a person’s cholesterol readings. Beyond that, there is evidence that statins have even further beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and that they lower risks of cardiovascular events and deaths as well. It is unfortunate, however, that pharmaceutical products can … Continued

Eggs and Your Cholesterol Levels

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In the not so distant past, eggs had a negative reputation for contributing to high cholesterol levels in the blood. Many people were convinced that eating eggs on a daily basis would lead to less than ideal heart health. Nowadays, the egg eating cholesterol debate has been deemed a myth. In the United Kingdom, an … Continued

Understanding Cholesterol Numbers

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In the United States, cholesterol levels are usually measured in mg or milligrams of cholesterol per dL or deciliter of blood (mg/dL). Often, other countries measure cholesterol in mmol or millimoles per liter (L) of blood (mmol/L). All our members have numerous opportunities to have their lipids including cholesterol checked periodically.Once you receive your lipid … Continued

Type 2 Diabetes is a Major Risk Factor for Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes means your blood sugar levels are dangerously high. Insulin is produced in your body only by your pancreas, and insulin is critical to assist the use of glucose for energy in your cells. Type 2 diabetes emerges as you develop insulin resistance (prediabetes or the metabolic syndrome). As this … Continued