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Is it possible to bd skinny and a vegetarian and still have high cholesterol?

Is it possible to bd skinny and a vegetarian and still have high cholesterol?

YES: remember that two thirds (2/3) of LDL (bad) cholesterol in your body is produced but your liver and only 1/3 comes from diet. Only exercise will improve your HDL (good) cholesterol. And this is for people who do NOT have familial hyperlipidemia ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more


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What are the different causes of high cholesterol in vegans?

What are the different causes of high cholesterol in vegans?

Same as anyone: It's largely hereditary, there's a component of lack of exercise, and there are plenty of vegan foods that are loaded with the saturated fats that some folks say raise cholesterol. Despite all the rhetoric, the biggest studies have shown no advantage of vegetarians over other folks in longevity or any disease category when you control for the fact that they tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol?

What are the causes of high cholesterol?

Lots of reasons: Genetics, a diet high in calories/fat, sedentary lifestyle, underactive thyroid, and diabetes are some. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol?

What are the causes of high cholesterol?

Genetics & Lifestyle: These are the two main causes of high cholesterol. For the average individual only about 10 to 20% of your circulating cholesterol is from dietary sources, the remainder is manufactured by the liver according to your genetic "set point." foutunately the are a number of options available to control both sources of cholesterol in the body. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol in humans?

CarbohydratesObesity: are primary drivers of unhealthy lipoprotein patterns, the correct issue, not cholesterol. Study my answers to: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/862161, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/706713, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1126862 http://goo.gl/ZZ41rv, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ http://goo.gl/LG8tKl & many others on HealthTap. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

What are the causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

↑↑ Sugar/Carb Foods: Avoid all high sugar/carb foods. Replace with ? natural (not processed) fats foods, moderate protein & non-processed very complex carbs, e.g. Broccoli, cauliflower, raw carrots, etc. Avoid potatoes, grains ground into flour, most fruits, etc. Get "nmr particle test" (not cholesterol) for correct issues. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths", fatchance.Html, etc. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

Your parents!: The main reason for elevated lipids/cholesterol levels are genetic. That is why a family history of premature cardiac disease is so important. If you do have this history, you should have you cholesterol levels checked. ...Read more

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What causes people to have high cholesterol?

What causes people to have high cholesterol?

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 more

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Can alcohol cause high cholesterol?

Can alcohol cause high cholesterol?

Sometimes: Actually, low doses of alcohol (1-2 drinks/day in men, 1 drink/day in women), and especially if the drink is red wine, actually raises the good cholesterol. If the good cholesterol (HDL) goes way up, that can raise total cholesterol, but if the bad cholesterol (ldl) remains less than 180 or so, the overall effect on health is positive. Exercise and health eating is a better way raise hdl. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more