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How Much Do You Know About Cholesterol?

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 08:02

Quiz yourself on your knowledge of cholesterol by answering "true" or "false" to the following statements.

T/F: When trying to lower cholesterol the first thing you should do is add soy to your diet.
False. The data suggest that soy protein has only a small effect, if any, on lipid levels. The real benefit may be related to the use of soy as a substitute for high-saturated-fat foods. Some research shows that people can lower their cholesterol by eating a diet rich in soy protein, fiber, plant sterols and nuts, such as almonds.

Easy Ways to Lower Cholesterol and Reduce Blood Pressure

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:50
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What You Can Do to Raise Your Good HDL Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:17
It’s important to know your level of HDL cholesterol. All adults should have this checked every five years along with their lipid levels (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides). High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is “good” because it carries excess cholesterol away from your arteries to your liver, where it’s cleared from the body. When HDL falls to 50 mg/dL or lower for women or is ≤40mg/dL for men, it signals an increased risk of heart disease. Levels of ≥60 mg/dL may be protective.

5 Ways to Score Lower Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/07/2010 - 14:46

1. Get Trim

Steelers backup quarterback Charlie Batch dropped 12 pounds and reduced his total cholesterol about 20 percent between the end of last season and the start of this one. (Major diet changes: making better choices when eating out; swapping wine in place of apple martinis, sugar free Jell-O for gummy worms and popcorn for Doritos.) ­Losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can result in better blood pressure, lower risk for diabetes and improved cholesterol levels, according to various research studies.

Tips to Lower Blood Pressure, Lower High Cholesterol and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 13:55
Tips to Lower Blood Pressure, Lower High Cholesterol and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Find out the target results for cholesterol tests, blood pressure tests and more, and how to improve your numbers.

Here’s a list of the most important tests for measuring your heart health (consult your doctor to see which ones you need—and how often).

Quick Tips for Lowering Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/24/2010 - 15:14
9 easy ways to help lower your cholesterol right now

9 easy ways to help lower your cholesterol right now.

Want to give your cholesterol an extra nudge in the right direction? While your genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces naturally, diet also plays a role. These easy diet tips will help you lower your cholesterol for better heart health.

The Great Egg Debate

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 15:22
When experts first began to warn about the dangers of high cholesterol, eggs took a beating, along with other high-cholesterol foods like shrimp. Since they’re high in dietary cholesterol, the thinking went, these foods must contribute to cholesterol in the blood. So for years they were banished from heart-healthy menus. Then new research came along, weakening the link between dietary and blood cholesterol and pointing an accusing finger instead at saturated and trans fats.