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Doctor insights on: Cholesterol In Shrimp

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more


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Is abalone high in cholesterol?

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Is abalone high in cholesterol?

Same as most animals: The cholesterol content in most animals per unit weight is quite similar. The difference is usually related to their relative content of saturated (like marbled fat in red meat) and polyunsaturated (like omega-3 fats in sea food) that determine their health risks. Abalone likely is very low in saturated fat itself, but like most sea food, gets less healthy with the drawn butter that accompanies it. ...Read more

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Is king crab high in cholesterol?

crab: King crab evidently has about 15mg per ounce of meat, steak has about 25mg/ounce by comparison. ...Read more

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Is squid high in purines?

Is squid high in purines?

See details: Once again, it does not matter. Studies have shown conclusively that diet has little effect on serum uric acid levels. ...Read more

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Is calamares high in purines?

Is calamares high in purines?

Moderately high: Calamari is moderately high in purines. They are not nearly as high as organ meats, sardines and anchovies, but are moderately high so should be minimized. If gout is stable having moderate portions now and then may be tolerated. A variety of natural remedies can be helpful for gout including vitamin c, Folic Acid and tart cherry juice. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/gout. ...Read more

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Fat in nuts lowers hdl-cholesterol, or the fat in nuts lowers ldl- cholesterol?

Fat in nuts lowers hdl-cholesterol, or the fat in nuts lowers ldl- cholesterol?

Nuts good for HDL: Eating nuts tends to increase HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol. The effect is larger if triglycerides are also elevated. See this excellent review paper for more information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3257681 also remember that weight loss and exercise improve cardiovascular risk substantially. ...Read more

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Are chicken egg yolks high in cholesterol?

Are chicken egg yolks high in cholesterol?

Yes.: That's where the cholesterol is, in the yolk. The egg whites, which are high in protein, are largely cholesterol-free. ...Read more

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Are alaskan crab legs usually high in cholesterol?

Are alaskan crab legs usually high in cholesterol?

Yes : Yes -- crabs and lobsters are high in cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is flounder low in purines?

Is flounder low in purines?

Not extremely low: Forget diet. You do not lower your serum uric acid level all that much by diet alone. ...Read more

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Which shellfish have high levels of cholesterol?

Which shellfish have high levels of cholesterol?

Lobster,crab,shrimp: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7132729/. "our data indicated that large quantities of lobster, crab, and shrimp were only mildly hypercholesterolemic in normals, but less so than other cholesterol-containing foods. Clams, oysters, and scallops were not hypercholesterolemic in normal subjects but were in a hypercholesterolemic patient.". ...Read more

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Which shellfish has high cholesterol content?

Which shellfish has high cholesterol content?

Seafood and choleste: Shellfish are a safe source of nutrition. The cholesterol content turns out to be relatively safe as most of the bodies cholesterol is manufactured by the liver. The early studies on the amounts of cholesterol in shrimp revealed an error had been made in that the substance thought to be cholesterol was somewhat different is was not solid in cold water. Most sea food is safe to eat. ...Read more

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Does the cholesterol in eggs affect your hdl, or ldl, cholesterol? I eat 3 eggs every morning.

Does the cholesterol in eggs affect your hdl, or ldl, cholesterol? I eat 3 eggs every morning.

LDL: Chicken eggs are high in cholesterol, and a diet high in cholesterol can contribute to high blood cholesterol levels. However, how much the cholesterol in your diet can increase your blood cholesterol varies from person to person. Although eating too many eggs can increase your cholesterol, eating four egg yolks or fewer on a weekly basis hasn't been found to increase your risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is salmon-fish high in mercury?

Some can be esp: Farm raised, wild salmon is healthier and has much less mercury. ...Read more

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Which foods have HDL cholesterol?

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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