Category: Cholesterol

After Menopause, “Good Cholesterol” May Not Be Good

After Menopause, “Good Cholesterol” May Not Be Good

Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as “good cholesterol” – according to a 2018 study led by researchers in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The findings, published July 19th in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, a journal of the American...

The benefits of lowering cholesterol

The benefits of lowering cholesterol

The benefits of lowering cholesterol Cholesterol can be a confusing medical topic. There are measurements to understand. Medications to consider. And inherited genes and lifestyle choices to factor in. Mason Freeman, MD, an endocrinologist and chief of the Lipid Metabolism Unit at Mass General, often tells his patients that treating cholesterol is prevention medicine. Getting...

Vitamin D rich diet may lower cholesterol level in kids

Vitamin D rich diet may lower cholesterol level in kids

Lower cholesterol level in kids Having vitamin D rich diet may help reduce the cholesterol levels in children and have beneficial impact on other risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, suggests new research. Children with vitamin D level of more than 80 nmol/l (nanomoles per litre) had lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol levels...

Cholesterol Disorder May Affect Millions of Unsuspecting Children and Adults

Cholesterol Disorder May Affect Millions of Unsuspecting Children and Adults

A Denton County woman is shining the spotlight on a cholesterol disorder that affects millions of Americans. Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder that causes cholesterol to skyrocket to levels not even common medications can handle. Wenter Blair Anderson, of Ponder, and her son, Christian, stay active and eat healthy, but no lifestyle change can...

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol

Apps to lower cholesterol – Having high cholesterol could significantly increase your risk of serious health conditions. If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, the 10 apps listed below may help you lower it. Smartphone apps can help you to identify saturated fats in your diet and recommend more healthful alternatives that may contribute to...

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