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I don't believe high cholesterol at 241 is a problem. Uffe Ravnskov, also author of The Cholesterol Myths says so too. Is the Diet-Heart study wrong?

I don't believe high cholesterol at 241 is a problem. Uffe Ravnskov, also author of The Cholesterol Myths says so too. Is the Diet-Heart study wrong?

Possibly;WrongIssue!: Cholesterol: fat made by every animal/human cell, part of cell membranes, enables cells to change shape, animals to move. Little absorbed from food; digested. Mostly only free chol. from liver excretion re-absorbed. No such thing as bad/good chol. Correct issue: lipoproteins. Gov. promoted Chol. for ?$;commonly misleading/discordant with LDL concentrations; Good LDL <700 nmol/L Large HDL >9 ?mol/L ...Read more

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Is eating more than one egg a day too much cholesterol and harmful for you? Is the 'one-egg-a-day' saying a myth? I need reliable resources (studies)

Is eating more than one egg a day too much cholesterol and harmful for you? Is the 'one-egg-a-day' saying a myth? I need reliable resources (studies)

Food Myths: Yes, this is a myth that has now been proven incorrect. Your stomach and small intestine break down the food you eat into sugars, proteins, and fats. Your liver does not see 'cholesterol' from dietary intake. It sees proteins, sugars and fats. Thus eating cholesterol does not have much bearing on your own cholesterol counts. ...Read more

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Should I avoid egg yolks to reduce cholesterol or is that a myth?

Should I avoid egg yolks to reduce cholesterol or is that a myth?

Depends: What is your cholesterol level? Are you overweight? One egg yolk a day not likely to do any harm if you are otherwise in good health and have normal serum lipids. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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Truth or myth : once started on cholesterol drug(like statin)..you have to take it lifelong??

Truth or myth : once started on cholesterol drug(like statin)..you have to take it lifelong??

Myth: You might need it lifelong in certain conditions but nothing in life is an absolute. This is especially true for a med started on a 28 year old. ...Read more

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Is a 5.3 cholesterol ok?

Is a 5.3 cholesterol ok?

LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more

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How to control cholesterol?

How to control cholesterol?

Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily exercise avoiding animal fats in particular and large amount of any fat in general. Get to and maintain ideal body weight if possible. If that fails and your risks are high, medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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How control my cholesterol?

How control my cholesterol?

read below: Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about reducing your cholesterol: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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How bad is 215 cholesterol?

Cholesterol: In a patient with no particular risk factors cholesterol 215 is no big deal. In pt. With lots of risk factors it is more meaningful. ...Read more

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Why is cholesterol important?

Why is cholesterol important?

Cholesterol: read this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/Cholesterol_UCM_001089_SubHomePage.jsp

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