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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400Low fat diet is advised for people who are suffering from cholesterol related diseases. Cholesterol is produced by pancreas and when a person takes good amount of bad cholesterol through food, he/she can suffer from heart diseases due to rise in cholesterol level in blood. Fat is not considered to be bad for health as it provides energy, fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K but bad cholesterol should be avoided.
Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400By lowering cholesterol naturally with natural cholesterol reducers, natural herbal supplements, cholesterol lowering supplements, and heart health supplements, you can have a healthy heart. You've heard of the good cholesterol and the bad cholesterol, but understanding each and knowing the difference can help you become heart-healthy. Where some cholesterol is produced naturally by our bodies, other forms of cholesterol are drawn from our daily diets.
Thu, 19 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400Cholesterol is one of the most important substances in your body. The walls of cells are manufactured out of cholesterol. The cells are designed so that they can convert protein, amino acids, fat, fatty acids, carbohydrates and sugars - all forms of food - into cholesterol.
Fri, 13 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400Cholesterol is a wax like composition of lipids and steroids naturally produced by the body. It is the main component playing a key role in building cell membranes, estrogen and testosterone. It can be basically classified into LDL and HDL. LDL, else known as bad cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. HDL, else known as good cholesterol extracts cholesterol from artery walls and reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis. Chest pain is one among the main symptoms shown by high bad cholesterol patients.
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400High cholesterol is not entirely accurate since there are two kinds of cholesterol in the human body. Invariably, many refer to high levels of high LDL as having high cholesterol, which is a negative thing to have. The symptoms of high cholesterol may vary depending on the degree of presence the LDL has in a person's body.
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Everyone has heard about the importance of monitoring cholesterol levels today. However, not everyone knows exactly what that means. There are different numbers included in a cholesterol screening, and some need to be high while others should be low. This article will provide a comprehensive overview of cholesterol levels so you can understand your next screening at the doctor's office a little bit better.
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400A lot of people do not really understand the causes of high cholesterol. Most people go through life not really caring much about getting enough exercise and eating a balanced diet. The fast food culture does not help either. Because fast foods are readily available and we do not have to go through the trouble of preparing our own food, most of us succumb to the temptation of living on fast foods almost everyday.
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Cholesterol gets so much bad press that it's hard to believe that your body actually needs it. There are two kinds of cholesterol in your body, good cholesterol also known as HDL cholesterol, and bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol. Cholesterol in your body is necessary to make hormones, vitamin D and bile salts.
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Cholesterol can be either good or bad and the amount of each type of cholesterol that you have in your body can make a real difference when it comes to developing heart disease and atherosclerosis. Of the different types of cholesterol, the types of LDL cholesterol are the biggest enemy of the human body as they contain as much as between seventy-five and eighty percent of cholesterol which in turn results in plaque formation.
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400The rise in cases of coronary heart diseases around the world prompted many researchers and scientists to study closely the relationship between niacin and cholesterol. For many years, niacin and cholesterol has been linked together in many researches both here and abroad. Several researches link niacin and cholesterol together stating that niacin can help prevent the rise of bad cholesterol level in the blood.
Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400A cholesterol test is sure to prove very useful because its results will indicate the presence or absence of potential cholesterol problems. The most common test performed is a lipoprotein profile. The presence of bad cholesterol means that plaque builds up inside the arteries and causes blockage in free flow of blood thereby leading to heart attacks, strokes and certain heart diseases.
Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Cholesterol is identified as a yellowish substance and considered as one of the vital ingredients of the body. There are two types of cholesterol that are present in the body. They are described as the bad and the good one. It is observe that having too much bad cholesterol is usually resulting to high blood pressure that in most cases causing death to several individual. So, to avoid such condition there are natural remedies for high blood cholesterol that can be done.
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400High blood cholesterol is related to enhanced levels of lipids and high levels of proteins. It is not a disease itself but it may be the cause of specific diseases like cardiovascular disease. Read this article to find useful natural cures and home remedies for lowering high cholesterol.
Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400High cholesterol creates many problems for the persons who are suffering from the disease. There are two types of cholesterol like bad cholesterol and not so bad cholesterol. There are many natural and herbal formulas which can be used to cure high cholesterol. Also natural cholesterol remedies can be followed to cure high cholesterol but only with the advice of doctor or physician.
Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Our heart is an amazing muscle. It delivers nutrients and oxygen to every single one of our vital organs and body parts. It beats on average 100,000 times a day and pumps the equivalent of 2,000 gallons of blood each day. With all the exertion our hearts perform it seems merely reasonable we should take care of it as well as it takes care of us. Yet in the U.S., the most common form of heart disease as well as the chief reason of fatality is coronary heart disease additionally acknowledged as coronary artery disease (CAD).
Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Plant sterols and stanols are recognized by the FDA and a way to reduce total and LDL cholesterol when consumed daily. Many functional foods and beverages are now available to help consumers meet the 2 grams per day recommendation. Choose wisely and be sure you understand what you are getting.
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500We all have cholesterol whether we like it or not as it plays an important role in our bodies. However, having high cholesterol is not good and should be lowered. Regardless of how we get it, lowering high cholesterol is always a good idea. We get cholesterol in two ways, through our body and mainly the liver. Every day, our bodies produce amounts of cholesterol that we don't need. Animal foods like eggs, poultry, meat, seafood and milk contain a lot of cholesterol, which add to the levels we produce naturally.
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500People with high blood cholesterol levels are very exposed to developing heart disease. High cholesterol levels are common to people with ages over 50, people with weight problems, people with gastro-intestinal disorders and people with diabetes. High blood cholesterol levels can be the result of either overproduction of the substance (due to liver dysfunctions) or the inability of the body to eliminate it.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500There are two types of blood cholesterol: Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and High-density lipoproteins (HDL). LDLs are bad because they are the ones responsible for deposit of plaque on the arteries walls. Deposit of plaque reduces the diameter of the artery and thereby restricts flow of blood through it.
Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400High Cholesterol is a very common diagnosis by doctors nowadays when dealing with patients. Cholesterol has been identified as to increase the risk of heart diseases. But what is Cholesterol at all? Cholesterol is a substance produced by the human liver. The body produces Cholesterol to build up acids that help with the digestion of fat that we eat with our meals.
Thu, 18 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Statins are known currently to be by far the most effective medications for the lowering of high blood cholesterol levels. However this comes with a price. The usage of statins may be accompanied by statin side effects such as muscle damage, liver damage and gastrointestinal symptoms. The degree of damage, however is usually mild and reversible by discontinuation of the drug.
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Cholesterol lowering foods are foods that are low in dietary cholesterol, but also low in saturated fat. Saturated fat is the key because it affects your cholesterol level far more than dietary cholesterol. Saturated fats can produce as much as 4 times more cholesterol in your blood than dietary cholesterol.
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Are you suffering with high blood cholesterol level? In addition to proper medication, diet also plays an important role in lowering high cholesterol. As soon as high cholesterol levels are found in someone without heart disease, they should begin a diet recommended by the American Heart Association that states a person should consume less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day. They should also limit saturated fats to 10 per cent or less of total calories and normal fats 30 per cent or less of total calories.
Tue, 02 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500A high cholesterol level has been linked with a number of diseases. There are many factors that contribute to the increase in cholesterol level. The most prominent among them is to following a diet that is high in saturated fat. Prolonged intake of fat foods, lack of exercises, smoking and drinking habits can contribute to the unhealthy increase of LDL (bad cholesterol).
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Unhealthy lifestyle, obesity, improper diet and food intake are the major factors responsible for high cholesterol levels. There are mainly two types of cholesterol LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol). When there is excess of LDL in a person's blood, it will build up in the inner walls of his arteries which can end up causing the blocking of the arteries and thus causes atherosclerosis. Whereas, when there is a high amount of HDL present, it will actually aid in preventing heart attacks, though when the level of HDL is low, it can put the person at risk of experiencing a heart attack.