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Diet to lower cholesterol levels

Diet to lower cholesterol levels

IT’S not talked about as much as your blood pressure and sugar levels, but if it spirals out of control, high cholesterol levels can have detrimental effects on your health. But the good news is that there are foods that you can consume which will keep the levels under control. According to Dr Alfred Dawes,...

Is there really such a thing as good and bad cholesterol?

Is there really such a thing as good and bad cholesterol?

Researchers call into question the accepted view of good and bad cholesterol – and warn this may have contributed to the pandemic of coronary heart disease Cardiologist Prof Vincent Maher recently cycled the length and breadth of Ireland to raise funds for the country’s first Advanced Lipid Management and Research Centre. He highlighted cholesterol’s role...

Causes of High Cholesterol

Causes of High Cholesterol

Study shows that 100 millions of Americans has suffered from high cholesterol. Increase in cholesterol levels comes from different factors, including genes and diet.  Here is the list of the most common causes of high cholesterol level.   1.The food you eat. Our everyday diet plays an important factor in the increase of cholesterol in...

The Different Tests For High Cholesterol

The Different Tests For High Cholesterol

The Different Tests For High Cholesterol The total level of cholesterol in the blood is important. But to help the Doctors determine the best treatments for a person’s High Cholesterol, the level of LDL, HDL, and triglycerides are also considered. There are 3 well-known tests to get the cholesterol levels in the blood. Simple cholesterol...

Understanding Heart Disease and Cholesterol

Understanding Heart Disease and Cholesterol

Cholesterol is not bad. In fact cholesterol is necessary for normal body functioning. The concern only comes into play when cholesterol levels are too high or not in balance. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is packaged in a special molecule called lipoprotein that allows cholesterol  to move around the body. There are numerous lipoproteins and subtypes,...

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