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Anyone Healthy Cholesterol
Red grapes: The skin of red grapes are an excellent source of resveratrol known to raise HDL. Also walnuts, almonds, pistachios can raise HDL. If you are a smoker, quitting smoking can also raise HDL. If you have high triglyceride and low HDL on combination, a low glycemic index diet will also raise HDL. Daily aerobic exercise will raise HDL as well. ...Read more
Lipid panel: Please discuss this with your doctor about the lipid panel. ...Read more
Long answer: Cholesterol is a normal constituent of the body and essential for many functions, e.g., cell membranes, steroid hormones, nerve health etc. Excessive cholesterol causes blood vessel disease and secondarily cause heart disease, stroke gangrene etc. See this site for more info. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/cholesterol. Html. ...Read more
Can you please explain why cholesterol is important for your health and the function of your body?
Basis for hormones:
Cholesterol is the basic molecule that is used to make many other necessary hormones such as estradiol, dhea, cortisol, aldosterone and many others.
Cholesterol is also a vital component in cell membranes. ...Read more
Normal range: You total cholesterol is in the normal range. Please note that it does mean that you are not at risk of heart disease. Half the people who get heart attacks have normal cholesterol. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Like most things, in moderation chicken eggs are ok. ...Read more
Whoa: Cholesterol actually only occurs in food of animal origin. Heavily saturated plant oils like coconut may raise your cholesterol. Please be discerning here. The latest really big studies show no differences between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease when we control for other lifestyle variables. Life's hard enough without people criticizing your food choices. Cheers. ...Read more
Absolutely not: Ghee or clarified butter isn't good for you at all. It is a fat that is solid at room temperature and as such high in saturated fats. Saturated fats and all data solid at room temp is to be avoided and especially in South Asians who are at heightened risk for coronary artery disease. South Asians are "CAD equivalent". Pls check your fasting lipids and change your lifestyle as needed. ...Read more
Veggies: Vegetables, fruit, walnuts, almonds, fish.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably none: Generally, populations with low cholesterol appear to have the lowest rates of heart disease and stroke. Some studies have suggested that very cholesterol levels below 100 might be associated with cancer, but most experts believe this is due to cancer causing low cholesterol rather than the other way round. Longer studies have not shown any risk. Hope this information helps. ...Read more
U are right: That is fine!Get a more detailed answer ›
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Cholesterol Varies: You are asking a very broad question that misses the point. The risks come from a combination of things. The total cholesterol count is nearly irrelevant in the bigger picture. But, the general well known cutoff for normal for this one part of the cholesterol panel is 200 mg/dl or lower. ...Read more
44 year old man, LDL cholesterol 180. Other params healthy. Possible to reduce LDL without drugs?
Exercise: LDL can be lowered with diet and exercise. At that level, without any other medical problems, nonsmoking, no family members with heart disease, it is not unreasonable to do a trial of diet and exercise, but it will take a lot of work. If you have any other issues or family with heart disease, medication is warranted. Diet should be low carb, exercise should be cardio 4-5x/week. ...Read more
Is cellular inflammation a real concern in normal healthy individuals with normal cholesterol and weight?
Big picture: I'm a pathologist and lab specialist. Over the past two decades, I've watched the definition of "inflammation" -- the familiar tissue changes in response to injury -- broadened by clinicians to an extent that seems to me both unscientific and meaningless. Being fat, being depressed, and being trim from exercise are now all "inflammation". Don't treat a lab value -- even an "elevated crp". ...Read more
Can you please guide me on foods to reduce cholesterol or healthy to eat while watching your cholesterol?
Cholesterol: Basically avoid red meat and any organ meat ie liver tongue pancreas etc. Cut out eggs and fatty chesses. Stick to lean poultry and fish. 2 to 3 oz of wine can raise the good cholesterol. ...Read more
Does eating eggs scrambled cause negative health effects? I heard cooking it scrambled oxidizes the cholesterol making it harmful.
Scrambled egg: Eating a scrambled egg does not have negative health effects. Eggs are healthier cooked than raw, as raw egg white is not digestible until it is cooked. ...Read more
Hi Team I am 27 years, weight 80kgs, but my cholesterol level is 260, is my health status serious or fine enough. Please reply. Thanks in advance.
How can someone be heathy at 5'6 230 at 43? My husband glucose cholesterol everything that he was tested was normal. Now he won't change his diet.
Health: Normal blood tests are only part of the picture. Being overweight is a risk factor for several problems that may show up in time. Obesity will increase the risk of becoming diabetic. High blood pressure will be more likely as he gets older. The weight may begin to affect the joints and cause aches and pains. The weight is putting stress on the heart or contribute to sleep apnea. ...Read more
How much fat/cholesterol can I have a day? I have a bit elevated levels, not much and I eat mostly healthy. But not everything I have contains zero fat
Good Fat is good: It's only bad fat, like transfats, that are bad. Good fat like oilve oil and coconut oil is good for us. The low fat diet is not healthy. About 20% of your lab values for cholesterol come from diet, the rest from our body. Being a fat head can be good. Peace and good health. ...Read more
One risk factor of stroke. Cholesterol total is 210.BP 110/75.Inactive for 2 months. Grand0/ had one at 60but wasn't healthy. Am I low risk? Rare? Age 28
Depends: Many peanut butters contain additives, particularly things like sugar. These additives in large quantities could precipitate health issues. Peanut butter made strictly from ground peanuts are definitely part of a healthy diet. Check out www. Whatscookingwithdoc. Com for healthful eating info. ...Read more
If you do not have other health issues, a total cholesterol of 91 per se, is not dangerous.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more