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Can Vegans Have High Cholesterol
High HDL Cholesterol: There is some data linking very high HDL cholesterol to increased cardiovascular risk. Some feel that it is not the level of HDL that matters but rather it's "functionality" or how well it is working that makes the difference. One could have very high levels of non-functioning HDL , or low levels of highly functioning hdl. Right now we have no commercially available tests to determine this however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more
What to do if I have high blood pressure high LDL cholesterol diabetes high HDL cholesterol which one?
Does low cholesterol prevent atherosclerosis? If I have good cholesterol, meaning high good cholesterol and low bad cholesterol, will that prevent atherosclerosis?
Possibly: Atherosclerosis is caused by a variety of factors, of which cholesterol and triglycerides are two major components. Therefore, if you have low total cholesterol and an appropriate balance between LDL and hdl, you should reduce your risk substantially. But, you may still have development of atherosclerosis later in life. Still, here less is more :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lobster,crab,shrimp: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7132729/. "our data indicated that large quantities of lobster, crab, and shrimp were only mildly hypercholesterolemic in normals, but less so than other cholesterol-containing foods. Clams, oysters, and scallops were not hypercholesterolemic in normal subjects but were in a hypercholesterolemic patient.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?
Possible: About 75% of your cholesterol is dependent upon genetics. So if your cholesterol is modestly elevated,change in your diet and excercise may do the trick. Fish oil may impact your triglycerides but has no significant effect on cholestrol. Statins are drug of choice ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: Almonds are rich in the "right" kind of fat (mono unsaturated fats, such as are in olive oil), and also are a source of vitamin e, magnesium, postassium, and fiber. Studies suggest that replacing other fats in your diet with almonds will lead to a reduction in your LDL cholesterol. As always, your primary care physician is a great source of information on how to manage high cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: For many it is genetic - you get it from your parents. Eating poorly can also cause a bad lipid panel: high amounts of sugar, saturated fat, processed foods and smoking can all have a negative impact on lipids. Some, however, eat and exercise perfectly and still have a horrid lipid panel - that's where medicines can help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes to a point: However, atkins and others have shown that if you minimize carbohydrate intake, that may be more important than limiting fats. ...Read more
Are hypertension and high cholesterol really hereditary? If both parents have both why do I have low cholesterol and HBP and sister high cholesterol?
Part heredity and: part life style. There are multiple reasons for the distribution of cholesterol and BP. Parental genes received by the two siblings are not identical. chromosomal recombination in game production may affect distribution to offspring. Penetrance of gens is variable. Life style can modify hereditary traits. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Would you most likely have high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure as cause of coronary atherosclerosis?
Yes: High blood press and high cholesterol are two of the risk factors for development of coronary disease. Other risk factors include diabetes, cigarette smoking, and positive family history. Other factors may include lack of exercise, obesity, stress and type a personality. Some people with normal BP and cholesterol may develop heart disease. The more risks factors one has raise the odds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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