Category: Heart Health

Triglycerides

Triglycerides

Why are triglyceride levels important to monitor and manage? High triglyceride levels especially in women are an indicator for heart disease and strokes. High triglycerides in women may be more predictive of potential cardiovascular disease than high LDL cholesterol. Triglycerides are tested as part of a typical cholesterol screening by your Doctor during routine medical...

High Cholesterol Test – Tests for High Cholesterol (Lipid Panel)

High Cholesterol Test – Tests for High Cholesterol (Lipid Panel)

High Cholesterol Test Cholesterol tests reveal a person’s risk for heart disease. Doctors know that the higher a person’s cholesterol level, the higher their risk for heart disease. But not all cholesterol is the same. More recently, they’ve found the different forms of cholesterol (“good” and “bad”) also affect risk. Knowing your cholesterol levels is...

How Can Your Diet to Lower Cholesterol?

How Can Your Diet to Lower Cholesterol?

How Can Your Diet to Lower Cholesterol? Most of us know the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy diet.  But there is more to it than simply getting our five portions of fruit and vegetables each day.  If we plan things right we can make big steps towards having lower cholesterol – simply by...

How Can You Reduce Cholesterol Levels?

How Can You Reduce Cholesterol Levels?

How Can You Reduce Cholesterol Levels? Can you remember being younger and feeling as if you could eat anything you wanted without it having any adverse effects on you?  We’ve probably all had that feeling at some time or another.  But sooner or later those bad habits will catch up with many people, and one...

Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements Fish oil supplements containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been reported in several large clinical studies to reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Blood Pressure Several clinical studies suggest that diets or supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids lower blood pressure significantly...

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