Control Cholesterol Levels With a Healthy Diet

if you\'re diagnosed with high cholesterol, your doctor will probably tell you that you need to change your diet. That doesn\'t mean going on a diet for a weight loss quick-fix; it means changing the way you buy, cook, and eat food. What a Heart-Healthy Diet Means A cholesterol-lowering diet isn\'t just about what foods you shouldn\'t eat — it includes foods that you should. The American Heart Association and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute\'s National Cholesterol Education Program recommend these guidelines for heart health and lower cholesterol: Total fat consumption each day should be between 25 percent a...more

Home Remedies for Cholesterol Treatment

High cholesterol levels in your bloodstream can pose danger to your heart. However, if you use the home remedies suggested below and take the right precautions in future, there is no reason to worry. Olive Oil: It is a very good home remedy to reduce the cholesterol level in your bloodstream. To use the remedy, you need to mix a small amount of olive oil in your daily intake of green leaf salads. Olive oil is good for your heart and your blood. See, the reason the green leaf salads are suggested as the medium for taking olive oil is because they are full of fiber. The presence of fiber is extremely important in lowering bloodstream choleste...more

How to Control Cholesterol Using Home Remedies

There are two types of cholesterol bad cholesterol, LDL, and good cholesterol, HDL. Good cholesterol is the type our body makes, and the bad cholesterol is the type we add to the good when we eat things we shouldn't. LDL cholesterol clogs arteries and is better at the lowest levels. HDL is naturally made in our bodies and is better at higher levels. There is prescription medication that a doctor can prescribe if we have too much of the bad cholesterol, and it is not recommended to replace that medication with home remedies. However, there are good and inexpensive things we can do at home to keep the cholesterol under control. These h...more

An Overview of Statins

(LifeWire) - Your DNA, diet and exercise level affect how much of the "bad" cholesterol (LDL) level you have in your body. This fatty, waxy, sticky substance contributes to clogged blood vessels, putting you at risk of a heart attack or stroke. Half of all U.S. adults have high cholesterol, but it is estimated that only about 12% are being treated for it. Lifestyle changes -- diet and exercise -- are the first step. Drug therapy is the next option. Since 1987, this has usually meant statins. How does Statins Work? Statins interfere with a crucial step in the production of cholesterol. They also help the body get rid of cholesterol, ...more

High Cholesterol: Introduction

High cholesterol, also called hypercholesterolemia or hyperlipidemia, is a very common condition in which the level of total cholesterol in the blood is higher than normal. High cholesterol is a serious condition and increases the risk of developing such life-threatening diseases as heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. Cholesterol is a naturally occurring waxy, fat-like substance that is present in the blood and in the body's cells. It is both made by the body itself and is also brought into the body through eating certain foods such as animal meats, which contains various levels of cholesterol. Cholesterol is comprised primarily of thr...more
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Control Cholesterol Levels With a Healthy ...

if you\'re diagnosed with high cholesterol, your doctor will probably tell you that you need to change your diet. That doesn\'t mean going on a diet for a weight loss quick-fix; it means changing the way you buy, cook, and eat foo...[More]

Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

Do you want a diet to lower cholesterol? We all know that butter, ice cream, and fatty meats raise cholesterol, but do you know which foods make up a low-cholesterol diet? Find out here.

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Eating to Control Cholesterol Levels: Ever...

About one in two American adults has borderline or high cholesterol levels, which increase one’s risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. Statins, medications that lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholestero...[More]

Exercises to Control Your Cholesterol

You’ve probably heard that exercise can help keep your cholesterol at a healthy level. But what kind of exercise? For how long, and how often? And how much of an impact can you really expect exercise to have on cholesterol lev...[More]

How to Use Statins?

Treatment with statins (HMG co-A reductase inhibitors) lowers serum cholesterol substantially and has been shown to reduce myocardial infarction, coronary deaths and overall mortality in recent controlled trials. The purpose of th...[More]

Statin Treatment in Diabetes Mellitus

As we mark the tenth anniversary of the publication of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the fifth anniversary of the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study, studies which so cle...[More]

Treatment With Statins After Induction of ...

Luigi Sironi*; Mauro Cimino*; Uliano Guerrini; Anna Maria Calvio; Barbara Lodetti; Maria Asdente; Walter Balduini; ...[More]

Cholestrol Treatment with Statins and othe...

Lifestyle changes such as exercising and eating a healthy diet are the first line of defense against high cholesterol. But, if you\'ve made these important lifestyle changes and your total cholesterol — and particularly your ...[More]
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