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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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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 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 ┬Ámol/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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How to lower your cholesterol?

How to lower your cholesterol?

Eat only : 2 or less servings of red meats a week, 1% milk or less, no fried foods or fast foods,, eat good fats like avacados, olive oil, sunflower oils, vodka is really bad fori tryglycerides. Raise good cholesterol by exercise! ...Read more

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Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Avoid too much.: Cholesterol is not 'bad', all our cells contain and require cholesterol to keep membranes healthy in our bodies. It's over-consumption of cholesterol which gets us into trouble. The extra cholesterol lodges in arteries, eventually causing narrowing which can lead to blood clots (heart attacks, strokes). ...Read more

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What could help my cholesterol?

What could help my cholesterol?

Several things: Eating a low fat diet can help some, along with regular cardiovascular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. However, much of your cholesterol comes from your genetic makeup so do not get discouraged if these changes do not have as big an impact as you would want. ...Read more

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Is cholesterol of 402 possible?

Yes: Familial hyperlipoprotienemias unfortuately are capable of much higher cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 180 that good?

My cholesterol is 180 that good?

Likely: Your good cholesterol HDL should be >60 mg/dl and bad cholesterol triglycerides (TG) <100 mg/dl. Do not need to worry about total cholesterol of 180. If HDL is low and TG is high, then take action and switch to a healthy diet to normalize them. For more info, read this short article: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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What causes cholesterol to go up?

What causes cholesterol to go up?

Genes, aging & foods: Cholesterol goes up the older we get & from inherited genes from our parents. Cholesterol also goes up because of eating fatty & oily foods, certain dairy products, fats from meats, poultry & some seafood. The liver makes cholesterol out of above foods. Remember to look at the good cholesterol HDL (protects) and the bad cholesterol LDL (causes blockages). ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 250 is that bad?

My cholesterol is 250 is that bad?

Maybe: The level of your cholesterol has to be taken in context with many other factors. What is your family history of male or female early coronary artery disease. Do you smoke, do you have diabetes or hypertension or other cardiovascular disease? What is the level of your LDL and HDL cholesterol? Do you drink too much? Are you overweight? There are many factor to take into consideration to say. ...Read more

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What amount cholesterol is too much?

What amount cholesterol is too much?

Depends . . .: Current recommendation is to start taking a statin if your LDL (bad) cholesterol is greater than 190mg/dL even if you don't have heart disease. This isn't w/o controversy as guidelines were re-written last November. There are many other variables to consider. Check out http://clincalc.com/Cardiology/ASCVD/PooledCohort.aspx & http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/. Then discuss your results w/your familydoc ...Read more

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2.76mmol/l cholesterol is it normal?

2.76mmol/l cholesterol is it normal?

Probably fine: Hi. Total cholesterol is not a very useful number; knowing HDL, LDL, and triglycerides (or true VLDL) is more meaningful. However, your total cholesterol is nice and low, so it's VERY unlikely you'd have a bad lipid/lipoprotein profile even if we did see your LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Good luck! ...Read more