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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?

Many reasons.: The main reason is an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Higher LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and lower HDL cholesterol increse this risk. This can have serious consequernces, like heart disease, and stroke. 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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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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It's okay if teenage boy or girl consume high cholesterol food ? And does consume high cholesterol food lead to heart risk in the future?

It's okay if teenage boy or girl consume high cholesterol food ?
And does consume high cholesterol food lead to heart risk in the future?

Maybe/maybe not: For those with a genetic tendency toward higher cholesterol level, this will speed up the process of disease related to that tendency.Cholesterol is the backbone of many necessary products of metabolism.Testosterone, estrogen and many other necessary molecules are based on it. You make it if you don't consume it.Some have a genetic tendency to keep it at a normal level with almost any diet. ...Read more

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I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?

I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?

See a doctor: Yellow appearance of the eyes is not normal and may indicate jaundice- a sign of excess accumulation of bile pigment. This could signal serious disease and should prompt a visit to a health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Managing my cholesterol what foods should I eat.?

Managing  my cholesterol what foods should I eat.?

Healthy Diet: Avoid saturated and trans fats. Other fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) are helpful and should constitute approximately 20 - 30 percent of total daily calories. Avoid highly refined and high sugar carbohydrates. Instead, focus on fresh fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, beans, and limited amounts of whole grains as your chief carbs. Eat several servings of cold water / oily fish per week. ...Read more

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What are some good cholesterol lowering foods to eat?

What are some good cholesterol lowering foods to eat?

Good fats: Cholesterol is comes from fat and sugar so making better choices can help. Fruits, veggies and whole grains such as quinoa, steel cut oats, millet are great. Good fats such as avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil are omega 9 & good for health. Eat more plants, less processed food, & fish, followed by poultry, wild game, seafood, and if needed lean beef. Avoid sugar since it can increase cholesterol. ...Read more

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What to do if i recently found out I have high cholesterol. What foods can help lower it?

What to do if i recently found out I have high cholesterol. What foods can help lower it?

Oatmeal and almonds: A healthy diet can help keep blood cholesterol levels down. Avoid saturated fat, trans fats, and dietary cholesterol. Other types of fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, can actually lower blood cholesterol levels. Eating fiber can also help lower cholesterol. Oatmeal and almonds are good foods to lower cholesterol. Consider using olive oil rather than other oils. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get all cholesterol from food so as liver do not need to produce the balance 75% ?

Is it possible to get all cholesterol from food so as liver do not need to produce the  balance 75% ?

Possibly...: I don't know if you can exactly 100% of your cholesterol from dietary sources, but cholesterol synthesis in your body (liver, adrenals, intestines) is cut back when you get higher dietary amounts. ...Read more

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Does protein cause high cholesterol? Can foods high in protein cause high cholesterol? .

Does protein cause high cholesterol? Can foods high in protein cause high cholesterol?

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No: Food high in saturated fats will raise cholesterol even if the food is high in protein. Foods high in protein but not in fats do not raise cholesterol. ...Read more