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Doctor insights on: Cholesterol And Saturated Fatty Acids

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Do omega-3 fatty acids affect your cholesterol?

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Do omega-3 fatty acids affect your cholesterol?

Yes, many: They tend to have little effect or a slight increase on the bad cholesterol (ldl), they increase your good cholesterol (HDL) by about 9% and their main effect is to lower your triglycerides which they do around 45%. ...Read more

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Does the intake of omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol?

Not really: It generally has a small effect on cholesterol. At high doses like 2000 mg a day it can lower another type of fat called triglycerides. ...Read more

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Does fish oils lower cholesterol and triglycerides?

Does fish oils lower cholesterol and triglycerides?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Yes: Both these types of fat have been shown to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol. Like any fat, they contain calories, so any extra fat should replace existing calories from saturated fat or carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Can fish oil lower triglyceride and cholesterol ?

Can fish oil lower triglyceride and cholesterol  ?

Yes but only if . . : High dose fish oil sold as prescription Lovaza (https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=4012) at 4g daily is approved for use in those with triglycerides >500mg/dl. Before you try to substitute cheap low cost fish oil, read label carefully. Otc products have 180mg epa + 120mg dha in 1g of fish oil while Lovaza has 465mg epa + 375mg dha in 1g and you take 4 daily. ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...Read more

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Which foods have HDL cholesterol?

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 more

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Do coconuts have omega three fatty acids?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is not an omega-3 fatty acid but contains medium-chain fatty acids. It is beneficial in many ways, differently than omega-3. ...Read more

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Are omega-3 fatty acids good for the heart?

Are omega-3 fatty acids good for the heart?

Reduce Sudden Death: While ongoing trials are needed to define the scope of possible benefit, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. This benefit occurs due to decreased arrhythmias in the setting of increased omega-3 intake. ...Read more

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Can corn oil have omega 3 fatty acids?

Can corn oil have omega 3 fatty acids?

Very little: This is a high omega 6 oil and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Why do we need fatty acids (as in omega-3 fatty acids)?

Why do we need fatty acids (as in omega-3 fatty acids)?

We don't: They're reported to improve a whole host of physiologic parameters, in particular, raising the HDL (good) cholesterol. But recent studies of outcome are disappointing. Any effect they have is small at best. There's no current recommendation to supplement your diet with them. ...Read more

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Family history Atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for HDL less Carbs and less sugar be more healthy?

Family history Atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for HDL less Carbs
and less sugar be more healthy?

Leaner diet.: From a traditional point of view, we would not generally recommend such a diet for an individual potentially prone to coronary artery disease. Low fat diet is recommended, with a leaning towards pony- and mono-unsaturated fats (like fish oil). Less sugar, yes, but less carbohydrates, no - just pick the right carbohydrates - complex, with fiber. ...Read more

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Niacin and cholesterol?

Niacin and cholesterol?

Stick with Rx. Forms: Niacin, a b vitamin, in high doses (1-2) grams a day has a positive impact on the lipid profile. Early studies done with Niacin in men with heart disease showed no mortality benefit but secondary outcomes reduced recurrent mi. It has been shown to reduce plaque buildup when combined with bile acid binding resins. Recent studies in well treated patients have been neutral, with side effect concerns. ...Read more

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How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

Heart: Your question should not be an open ended question. It is difficult answer in this limited space. I write a book basing on your question. Answer is too broad. Please come to the point. What is your main health problem? I would try to help you. ...Read more

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Does flax seed offer epa and DHA fatty acids?

Mostly ALA: Dha and epa are found more in animal products like salmon. ...Read more

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