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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Normal body fat: Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty chemical with bad press. It is a normal component of your cell membranes and a critical building block of many hormones ... Read More
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Cholesterol control: Holesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. Your liver and other cells in your body make about 75 percent of blood cholesterol. The other 2 ... Read More
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
A type of fat: Cholesterol is a large molecule that is made in the liver, packaged and sent out to the rest of the body in the blood. The "packages" are called ldl' ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No "cure": Only control. Eat well. Exercise. Be healthy.
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Dr. Richard Ramos
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Poor quesiton: Cholesterol is a natural part of our body. We need cholesteol for our cell membranes. Too much of a good thing can be bad and that is why we check c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without te ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Borderline but...: This is borderline high but whether it is of concern depends on the types of cholesterol (hdl, LDL & LDL particle subtypes) and other risk factors. Th ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
read below: Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about reducing your cholesterol: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholester ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: In a patient with no particular risk factors cholesterol 215 is no big deal. In pt. With lots of risk factors it is more meaningful.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Reached: Borderline high by 1.Normal is below 200, so 199 would be the starting normal.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
CV: Heart attack and stroke among others.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: read this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/Cholesterol_UCM_001089_SubHomePage.jsp

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