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What's a healthy cholesterol for a 45 year old woman?

What's a healthy cholesterol for a 45 year old woman?

Cholesterol: If you have no risk factors LDL under 130 under 100 better. Hdl over 50. Triglicerides under 150. ...Read more

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Can you be healthier the lower your cholesterol goes?

Can you be healthier the lower your cholesterol goes?

Lower=better: The lower your cholesterol, the healthier you are. This assumes a normal diet. The exception to the low cholesterol rule is if your cholesterol is low due to malnutrition. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a healthy source to get good cholesterol?

Anyone know what is a healthy source to get good 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

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What is the importance of cholesterol for your health and the function of your body?

What is the importance of cholesterol for your health and the function of your body?

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

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Can you please explain why cholesterol is important for your health and the function of your body?

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

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My total cholesterol is 4, 81 mmol/l - is that high and healthly?

My total cholesterol is 4, 81 mmol/l - is that high and healthly?

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

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Anyone know what is a healthy amount of cholesterol in one meal?

Anyone know what is a healthy amount of cholesterol in one meal?

200mg/day: The american heart association recommends less than 200 mg/day
studies including a recent published study called predimed, suggested the mediterranean diet was superior to a low fat diet. ...Read more

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Why does vegetarian food still have cholesterol if it's healthy?

Why does vegetarian food still have cholesterol if it's healthy?

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

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Does ghee helps in lowering the cholesterol levels? Is it healthy?

Does ghee helps in lowering the cholesterol levels? Is it healthy?

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

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I am wondering what health risks are associated with low cholesterol?

I am wondering what health risks are associated with low cholesterol?

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

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What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

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

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44 year old man, LDL cholesterol 180. Other params healthy. Possible to reduce LDL without drugs?

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

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Is cellular inflammation a real concern in normal healthy individuals with normal cholesterol and weight?

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

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Can you please guide me on foods to reduce cholesterol or healthy to eat while watching your cholesterol?

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

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Does eating eggs scrambled cause negative health effects? I heard cooking it scrambled oxidizes the cholesterol making it harmful.

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

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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.

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.

260=elevated: A serum cholesterol of 260 is elevated. If weight loss and low carb reduced fat diet do not help you may be a candidate for treatment with a statin. Exercise and diet will help. See your physician for guidance. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

Low risk: Your age alone makes you low risk. The name of the game is prevention. Normal blood pressure, healthy diet, healthy weight, no tobacco use, regular exercise are all key. ...Read more

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Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

HDL: Hdl is commonly referred to as the "good" cholesterol and LDL is the "bad" cholesterol. ...Read more

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High cholesterol, what do I need to do to stay healthy?

High cholesterol, what do I need to do to stay healthy?

Cholesterol: The best way to control high cholesterol is a well balanced diet with low fat and cholesterol intake. Regular aerobic exercise preferably 30 minutes daily. Sometimes medications are needed after achieving the above lifestyle habits. ...Read more

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If cholesterol clogs your arteries, why are eggs healthy?

If cholesterol clogs your arteries, why are eggs healthy?

Not just cholesterol: Eggs have more than cholesterol in them. Two whole eggs (and almost unlimited egg whites) are good for you. Egg yolks have lutein, which is good for vision. Egg white are a fat free source of protein! ...Read more

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Is peanut butter bad for your health, such as cholesterol?

Is peanut butter bad for your health, such as cholesterol?

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

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Is having a total cholesterol of 91 dangerous to my health?

Depends: 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

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