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What health risks are associated with a very high concentration of high density lipoproteins in the bloodstream?

What health risks are associated with a very high concentration of high density lipoproteins in the bloodstream?

HDL: Our Protector: High density lipoproteins are the molecules in the cholesterol machinations that clean up the arteries, help avoid arterial damage and protect one from significant cardiovascular risk. The higher this number the better protection one can have. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Is a body fat percentage of 24% bad?

Is a body fat percentage of 24% bad?

Room for improvement: Some charts say 18-24% body fat is "average" for men and >25% obese, but others adjust for age and consider anything more than 20% high for a 18 yo male. It would be optimal to lower your body fat to no more than 20% through diet and exercise. Avoid sugars, simple carbs & fried foods. i recommend Dr. Fuhrman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Also see http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh Good luck! ...Read more

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How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

Controversial: Various studies have yielded various results, as is common in epidemiology. It may still be "politically correct" to blame meat-eating, low-fiber, high-fat diets for colon cancer, but you also need to know that the hard-core studies have generally shown less of an effect than you may have been told. Don't forego screening -- no one's immune. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of low fat museli with one spoonful of low fat yoghurt? Will it lead to excessive weight gain?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of low fat museli with one spoonful of low fat yoghurt? Will it lead to excessive weight gain?

Not the key: Weight is ultimately about calories in and calories out, but it's a fact of life that nobody is really counting. The key to staying trim is a fitness-focused lifestyle, including exercising and choosing friends who exercise. Avoid very greasy, very salty, and very sugary foods as best you can, and learn to limit portions. Exercising helps your brain regulate how much you eat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could higher body fat increase estrogen in the male body?

Could higher body fat increase estrogen in the male body?

Yes: Adipose cells, even in men, produce the enzyme aromatase, which can convert testosterone to estradiol, the predominant estrogen. ...Read more

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What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

All bad.: A diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat and a lack of overall fitness or efforts at exercise is presumed to help progression or development of heart disease and the risk factors for such. ...Read more

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What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

Good cholesterol: Cholesterol acts with the body's proteins to create strructures known as lipoproteins. These have various sizes and functions. Hdl is generally recognized to form beneficial lipoproteins, hence it is referred to as "good" cholesterol. That is a number that we want to be as high as possible; it is often genetically and hormonally influenced. ...Read more

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I eat fair amounts of simple sugars does this increase risk of cancer even if I'm slightly underweight? Or does being overweight increase the risks?

I eat fair amounts of simple sugars does this increase risk of cancer even if I'm slightly underweight? Or does being overweight increase the risks?

Sugar cancer: I am not aware of a correlation between sugar intake and cancer. Of course correlation is not causation. Living in London the air quality is more likely a risk. The greatest of course is smoking or being around smokers. The best test of the sugar Ho would be to assign 10,000 to eat different sugar diets and see who dies of what. Will probably never be done, ...Read more

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What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.

What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.

It could be serious: Unintended weight loss is always a matter of serious concern about your health. You should go see a doctor for a physical exam and have a medical check up to find the cause of your weight loss and check your blood and do other appropriate tests to get you well. Lymphopenia can be a sign of immune deficiency. So a repeat check of CBC and differential blood counts are important to do. ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of whole grains prevent heart disease?

How high is the percentage of whole grains prevent heart disease?

Whole grain: We don't "prevent" heart disease, we lower the probability of heart disease. Using whole grain rather than processed in one step which helps in lower the probability. If one smokes however, that would outweigh most steps. Establish a healthy diet and exercise program and take care of your risk factors to lower your probability of getting heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC/ diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.

What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC/ diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.

Weight loss: Your "huge" weight loss, if unintentional due to poor appetite, is a potentially serious symptom, probably a lot more important than having low lymphocyte or monocyte counts. See a doctor soon; or if already in care, discuss your ongoing symptoms and other concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of high reps with low weights and low reps with high weights in weight lifting?

What are the benefits of high reps with low weights and low reps with high weights in weight lifting?

See below: In general, high weights("maxing out") can increase more quickly the size of your muscle while lower weights w/ more reps work more on your muscle 'tone'.There is alot of overlap here of course. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of patients whose blood sugar increases on rispiradal?

What is the percentage of patients whose blood sugar increases on rispiradal?

Very low: Hyperglycemia as an adverse effect of Risperidone is seen in less than 4% of patients. Although Risperidone can cause diabetes mellitus, the occurrence of this adverse reaction is less than 1%. ...Read more

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What are the effects of low high density lipoprotein in human body function?

What are the effects of low high density lipoprotein in human body function?

Arteriosclerosis: Hdl is a transport lipoprotein that removes excess cholesterol from the intima (the inner lining) of arteries. Low levels impair this important cleansing function. ...Read more

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Reducing body weight can be a cause of low wbc?

Reducing body weight can be a cause of low wbc?

Very unlikely: Low wbc, or leukopenia, has very many causes. Weight loss, in and of itself, does not cause leukopenia. However, you can have low wbcs from malnutrition associated with weight loss. ...Read more

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Does eating saturated fat decrease your chance of developing heart disease?

Does eating saturated fat decrease your chance of developing heart disease?

NO: Saturated fats may actually be a factor in increasing LDL (bad) cholesterol. Changing to mono or poly UN saturated fats may improve it. Weight loss, exercising, not smoking and not being sedentary, (as well as controlling Hypertension, Diabetes and Hyperlipidemia) are the best ticket to good health, independently of age ...Read more

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What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

Few, mostly good ∆es: though some people have problems with problems with constipation during a 1st month, if rapidly convert. including lots of healthy saturated fats, of natural origin (e.g. lard, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils), typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ?.appetite, ? triglycerides, improve lipoproteins (LDL? & Large-HDL?) . Suggest study my many answers on topics. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a person weigh with a high body mass index and still have low body fat according to the digital scale?

Could it happen that a person weigh with a high body mass index and still have low body fat according to the digital scale?

Yes: Bmi can be high in professional athletes/body builders who have high amount of muscle mass and less fat but for the average person this is not the case. ...Read more