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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience in Cardiology
Lots of fiber: Fiber works, also avoid foods w lots of starch and sugar. Can try fish oil. Dha-epa 720 on drsamaan.Meta-ehealth.Com.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience in Cardiology
LDL: Low density lipoproteins.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Diet and exercise: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean me ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Hansen
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes and no: Flavanoids, the healthy chemicals found in things like red wine and cocoa have been shown to marginally lower cholesterol and possibly lower the risk ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Basically. It's simplistic but useful.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Risk of heart: Disease. Hdl should be higher than 40, LDL should be less than 130, and triglycerides below 150. See this site for more info. http://my.clevelandclini ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Bad: A lot of it is bad cholesterol.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
HDL & LDL: Good cholesterol is a term that is used for high density lipoproteins. Bad cholesterol describes low density lipoproteins.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Combination : Of diet, exercise and most likely medications like a statin. See your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
To a point: The human body is designed./evolved to be 90 + % vegan vegetarian (anything once in a while), with low % body fat, exercising a great deal till you ca ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Eggs and Cholesterol: Nope. The liver sees your food that you eat as proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Everything that is absorbed from your stomach and intestines are dis ... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Might do you harm!: With a HDL of 85 i see no benefit to lowering your ldl. Low cholesterol can be as hazardous as high cholesterol. The role of cholesterol in heart dise ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Perhaps a little ..: You have probably heard of statins which are effective medicines to lower cholesterol. Curiously, red yeast contains some statins. As such, the FDA co ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
16 years experience in Endocrinology
Diet, medications: Statins (prescription medications) are the most potent way to lower cholesterol quickly. Certain dietary changes can also lower cholesterol: 1.) high ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: Yes. Hdl-c is good. Ldl-c is bad cholesterol. Triglycerides are little fats in the blood, which are also bad.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Foods: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Very indirectly: If it raises triglycerides, then it might lower HDL cholesterol a little but i don't think it's a significant effect.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Complicated: The conventional wisdom is that HDL helps to remove cholesterol from your arteries and epidemiological studies clearly show that the lower the hdl, th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Neither: It just has cholesterol which the body will turn into LDL cholesterol.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Having : Having good cholesterol goes a long way toward preventing atherosclerosis, but it is only one of several risk factors. Some risk factors cannot be con ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Meat: A big mac could do a pretty good job.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil.
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