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Archive for the ‘Cholesterol’ Category

Low Fat

People with high cholesterol are often told to stick to a low-fat diet. To most, this seems logical. Dietary fat has been stigmatized for decades. Naturally, people started to cut back on fat. In the 1960’s Americans got 45% of their calories from fat. Today we get 33%, a 12% difference!

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According to research, cholesterol levels are the most reliable indicator of a person’s risk for heart disease. There are 2 main types of cholesterol. One type, HDL cholesterol, lowers heart disease risk. The other type, LDL cholesterol, raises the risk. Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis LDL cholesterol is believed to increase risk of heart disease by playing

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Risk

Understanding a person’s individual risk for heart disease continues to evolve. Blood tests are the most common method of investigation, but there are various tests a doctor may order to better understand a patient’s specific risk. Stress tests can help measure the supply of nutrients to the heart. Imaging tests

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Most people think cholesterol is a bad thing. In reality, it is actually a beneficial substance in the body. It ensures cells have a strong structure. Cholesterol is also the precursor of vital hormones and vitamin D. But when cholesterol levels become elevated, problems may begin to arise. What causes

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Most people receive very vague diet advice when it comes to lowering cholesterol naturally. The 5 steps below go beyond typical “low-fat” advice and give practical steps to effectively lower cholesterol using the right foods. 1. Eat the Right High Fat Foods Seems like everyone is trying to eat a

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