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Six Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Adopting healthy habits can help lower your blood cholesterol, or prevent it from becoming high in the first place. Keep in mind that a high level of cholesterol puts you at risk of stroke and heart disease. This explains why organizations like the NHS encourages people who are between 40 and 74 to get their cholesterol checked on a regular basis (annually). If your blood tests show that you have high cholesterol, then it’s important …

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Normal Cholesterol Levels

In younger people (20 and above) cholesterol levels need to be checked every 5 years. Men who are 45 years old and above should get their levels checked every year or more, while women should monitor their cholesterol closely after they have reached menopause. But this only begs the question – what is considered a normal cholesterol level? The blood test used to screen for lipid problems is called a lipid profile or lipid panel. …

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Cholesterol Diet Plans

High cholesterol poses a lot of health risks and the sad reality is that currently, average Americans have borderline high cholesterol levels, and close to 31 million American adults have a total cholesterol level that is higher than 240 mg/dL. Health experts know that the higher the cholesterol, the bigger the risk of cardiovascular diseases. According to the CDC, those with high total cholesterol have 2x the risk for heart diseases as those who are …

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Stay Healthy with Cholesterol Lowering Foods

It can be pretty easy to “eat your life away” with cholesterol-rich food but believe it or not, there are cholesterol lowering food that can turn the situation around. Just as there are meals that do nothing but add cholesterol and fats into your system, there are also those that can reduce them. Here are the best options for cholesterol lowering food: Foods rich in soluble fiber. The fiber will bind to the excess cholesterol …

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Identify High Triglycerides Symptoms

There are no clear-cut high triglycerides symptoms that a person can immediately notice and identify as a sign that they have high levels of triglyceride in their body. This is because triglycerides, like cholesterol, attack the insides of the body and they do not manifest external symptoms until it is already too late. So what are triglycerides and what symptoms can you check to identify it? How to Spot High Triglycerides Here are some symptoms …

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What is HDL Cholesterol?

If you’ve had a blood sample drawn to assess your lipid profile then you already know your cholesterol level. If it’s high, then your doctor may have advised you to take steps to lower it. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is naturally produced in the body, although a lot of the foods we eat also contain it. This substance actually has several functions, not the least of which is to help build the cells …

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How to Lower Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a kind of fat that is present in the blood. It’s an important measure of a person’s heart health and having too much of it can increase the risk of heart disease. When a person eats, calories that aren’t used up are converted into triglycerides which are then stored inside the fat cells. So people who consume more calories than what their body can burn will have lots of this type of fat. …

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What is LDL Cholesterol?

The type of cholesterol that puts you at risk of developing heart disease is called low density lipoprotein (LDL). LDL collects in the blood vessel walls where it eventually causes blockages. The higher your LDL levels are, the higher your risk for a heart attack. But aside from the fact the LDL cholesterol is bad cholesterol, there’s more to it that people should be aware of. Cholesterol, in general, isn’t really bad. Actually, it’s an …

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7 Ways to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

When your doctor informed you that your total cholesterol level is too high, or even borderline high, then he probably also gave you a stern warning to start making lifestyle changes such as changing your diet. But contrary to what most people think, altering your diet for the purpose of lowering your cholesterol doesn’t mean you can only eat bland, boring foods. If you want to know how to lower cholesterol levels naturally without having …

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High Cholesterol in Children Has Become Rampant

Fifty years ago, it would have been ridiculous to even think about high cholesterol in children but fast-forward to the present time, and the numbers reveal that this has become a big problem. Every year, more and more children are getting overweight before they even reach the age of ten. For this very reason medical experts are already pushing for parents to have their children go through blood tests to check their cholesterol levels even …

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Monitor Your Health for High Cholesterol Symptoms

You could be well into your late thirties and not be aware that you are already suffering from high cholesterol because high cholesterol symptoms are barely discernible. A person could feel quite content and healthy but out of nowhere he’d all of a sudden suffer from a stroke. Most people only discover they have high cholesterol when it is already too late and that they are already in the danger zone of suffering from one …