Category: Cholesterol

The best diet to help lower your cholesterol

The best diet to help lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol is a growing problem in the U.S., affecting roughly 73.5 million Americans. Worse yet, less than one out of every three adults have their condition under control. High cholesterol is described as having elevated levels of LDL cholesterol levels, commonly referred to as the “bad” one due to the fact that it can...

How High Cholesterol Levels Can Affect Children, Too

How High Cholesterol Levels Can Affect Children, Too

Most parents probably don’t think that high blood cholesterol levels could be a problem for their children. But elevated cholesterol levels in kids can contribute to heart disease and stroke in adulthood. Parents should talk to their children’s pediatrician about how to help keep them heart healthy for life, says pediatric cardiologist Francine Erenberg, MD....

Lower weight and cholesterol levels naturally

Lower weight and cholesterol levels naturally

Exercise is a natural way to help manage weight and cholesterol levels. However, additional lifestyle choices play key roles as well, especially for women. Here are some simple tips to consider. Cut the artificials If you want to lose weight, according to internationally-known integrative practitioner Dr. Andrew Weil, a good place to start is by...

How women can combat high cholesterol

How women can combat high cholesterol

High cholesterol can dramatically affect a person’s long-term health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with high total cholesterol have approximately twice the risk of developing heart disease as people whose cholesterol levels are ideal. And contrary to what many people may think, women are no less susceptible to high cholesterol...

How much cholesterol should you have a day?

How much cholesterol should you have a day?

We know that there’s good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and that if your cholesterol is too high you may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. Since these levels are impacted by diet, it is also important to know how much cholesterol we should have in a day. Continue reading to find out what your daily...

Natural ways to lower your cholesterol

Natural ways to lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol can be dangerous as it contributes to the risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Hence, lowering cholesterol is highly advised. Sure, you can take statins to curb your levels, but for some people this is not enough to get healthy results. It’s important that even if you are on cholesterol-lowering...

Many Young Adults Not Treating High Cholesterol

Many Young Adults Not Treating High Cholesterol

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Too few Americans who need them — especially young adults — are getting cholesterol-lowering statin medications, a new study suggests. The study of nearly 3 million adults found that more than half of younger patients under 40 with too-high blood levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol are getting statins...

Lowering cholesterol to ‘levels of a new-born baby’…

Lowering cholesterol to ‘levels of a new-born baby’…

Reducing our cholesterol levels to those of a new-born baby significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research. Although previous studies have suggested lowering cholesterol levels may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack, recent evidence has questioned whether very low levels are beneficial. In the latest study, led by...

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