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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy, low-cholesterol or cholesterol free lunches?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy, low-cholesterol or cholesterol free lunches?

Many: Here are some example of cholesterol rich foods: red meat, butter, eggs, cheese, shellfish, shrimps, caviar and fast food in general. Vegetables, beans, salads, chicken, and fish rich in omega three are better alternatives. A diet rich in fiber , oatmeal, healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil, nuts and soybeans can also help lower your cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between blood cholesterol, dietary cholesterol and animal fats?

What is the relationship between blood cholesterol, dietary cholesterol and animal fats?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a type of fat that is necessary for a number of functions, it is part of cell membranes, sexual hormones and other necessary substances. It is present in the blood which transports it to various parts of the body, and it is also present in animals. Humans get into trouble by consuming too much cholesterol from animal fats or producing too much cholesterol from dietary fats. ...Read more

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As body sex hormone made from cholesterol and cholesterol made from saturated fat how is that healthy when you cut out saturated fat?

As body sex hormone made from cholesterol and cholesterol made from saturated fat how is that healthy when you cut out saturated fat?

Medicine Myths: I am not sure what you are really asking given the question, but our bodies do not recognize 'cholesterol' in the diet. Foods are broken into fats, sugars and proteins in the stomach and small intestines and then presented to the liver as storage or building blocks for the variety of processes the liver manages. Your liver knows what to do with the fats to make what it needs. ...Read more

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I'm 65 & have a cholesterol 164 cholesterol count & 3:1 hdl/ldl ration. How might I benefit having a high-sensitivity CRP test?

I'm 65 & have a cholesterol 164 cholesterol count & 3:1 hdl/ldl ration. How might I benefit having a high-sensitivity CRP test?

Overall CVD risk: Your hdl/ldl ratio 3:1? Not reverse? That is highly unusual especially if you are not already on medications like a statin. It would be helpful to know your actual LDL and hdl. In any case, if you are at increased cvd risk for any reason, checking hs-crp may help you in deciding whether starting or upping your lipid management. If more than 2.0, you may be at increased risk for cvd. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol: 28l cholesterol/hdl ratio: 5.8h LDL chol, calculate:99 triglycerides: 173 h can someone interpret this for me?

Hdl cholesterol: 28l   cholesterol/hdl ratio: 5.8h  LDL chol, calculate:99 triglycerides: 173 h      can someone interpret this for me?

Low HDL/High Triglyc: You have slightly high triglycerides if it is a true fasting specimen;if not you need to repeat it with a fasting specimen secondly you have low hdl, these blood results have to be interpreted along with history of other risk factors like smoking, obesity, family history of early cardiovascular diseas, hypertension;diabetese you need to be on low sugar diet and need to exercise, and oily fish;omega 3. ...Read more

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2 Triglyceride: 133 Cholesterol total: 132 Cholesterol HDL: 37 Cholesterol LDL: 72 Cholesterol total/cholesterol-HDL ratio: 3.6.1 good? Ok? Bad?

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Triglyceride: 133
Cholesterol total: 132
Cholesterol HDL: 37
Cholesterol LDL: 72
Cholesterol total/cholesterol-HDL ratio: 3.6.1 good? Ok? Bad?

Numbers are numbers: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on. The ordering doctor may or may not consider the results a problem, depending on the patient's illnesses, bodily condition, life habits, and exercise activities. It's better to have HDL at 50 or higher. TG in the 130's is ok, but 120's might be better. ...Read more

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Is 220 high for cholesterol ? Good cholesterol is 43. I do have atrial septal defect and atrial septal anuersym. Is these bad only heart?

Is 220 high for cholesterol ? Good cholesterol is 43. I do have atrial septal defect and atrial septal anuersym. Is these bad only heart?

It's mixed problem: 220 cholesterol in 35 year old female is minimally high; Atrial septal defect is bad only when it is large, and in your case both the defect and the septal aneurysm should be further assessed: a cardiologist might recommend repair of the defect and aneurysm. ...Read more

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My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.

My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.

Need more info/data: Before advising, we need more information to determine your risk for a heart attack. Other factors to consider are your age, gender, blood pressure, family health history, whether you've smoked, and your complete history and physical examination. For starters, you should consult your physician about a program to initiate total life style changes. You may need drug therapy too. See your doctor. ...Read more

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