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Are eggs really the highest cholesterol food commonly available?

Are eggs really the highest cholesterol food commonly available?

Yes-but don't raise!: Egg yolks have a higher concentration of cholesterol than any other food (though liver, shrimp & squid are high too). However, study after study shows that eating eggs does not have a significant effect on our cholesterol levels & does not increase risk of heart disease! see http://docakilah.Wordpress.Com/2011/03/08/eating-eggs-has-no-effect-on-cholesterol-levels/. ...Read more

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Why are high cholesterol foods bad for you, anyway?

Why are high cholesterol foods bad for you, anyway?

Be careful: It is important to understand that high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood do not necessarily correspond to eating "too much" cholesterol. Saturated and trans fats, as well as too many simple carbs, are much more frequently the dietary culprits of too high of an LDL (bad) cholesterol level. ...Read more

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Is eating high cholesterol foods any worse than eating high fat foods?

Not really.: Fat is a basically unrefined cholesterol, so even if you eat fatty foods, the body makes cholesterol from the fat. Most high fat foods are also high cholesterol foods. The national cholesterol education program helps provide guidelines of how to reduce the intake of total and saturated fat for lower cholesterol to lower risk for atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before lidid check alter?My readings?

Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before lidid check alter?My readings?

Little.: The vast majority (98%+) of cholesterol in your blood was made in the liver. However, HDL readings will be little affected. But depending on how late you ate, and how much you ate, triglycerides might be elevated, giving a lower ldl, which is calculated and not measured. ...Read more

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What might be recipes for low carb low cholesterol foods for working people?

What might be recipes for low carb low cholesterol foods for working people?

K.I.S.S.: Keep it simple stup... Don't try to follow any diet with blinders on, you will be doomed to failure, simply learn which foods to avoid and which are ok in each food group. A good site is glycemicindex.Com or the south beach diet book has a good reference. Eat frequently, like six times a day and you won't be as hungry at dinner. ...Read more

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How long does high cholesterol food stay in blood?

How long does high cholesterol food stay in blood?

Cholesterol tends to: Take week to months to change: 1 meal will have no effect. Proper cholesterol is total cholesterol (-) good (HDL) cholesterol of 90, triglycerides = 100, a1c diabetes test close to 5.5 or less. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Minimally, if at all: Remember most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Only about 1/4 of it comes in through your diet, and if you are adequately fasting (at least 8 hours), most of the dietary cholesterol should be out of your system. Also, the total and HDL (good) cholesterols are not affected much by diet, and can be checked without fasting. ...Read more

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Whatelse cause my high LDL as it is confirmed not cause by high cholesterol food , thyroid, genetic?

Whatelse cause my high LDL as it is confirmed not cause by high cholesterol food , thyroid, genetic?

Probably genetic.: Most cases of high cholesterol do have a genetic basis, and this does not necessarily mean that your parents or other family members share the same clinical presentation. I am curious to why you state that your high cholesterol is confirmed not genetic, as this is virtually impossible to confirm or disaffirm. ...Read more

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