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Doctor insights on: Dietary Cholesterol And Ldl

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Niacin and cholesterol?

Niacin and cholesterol?

Stick with Rx. Forms: Niacin, a b vitamin, in high doses (1-2) grams a day has a positive impact on the lipid profile. Early studies done with Niacin in men with heart disease showed no mortality benefit but secondary outcomes reduced recurrent mi. It has been shown to reduce plaque buildup when combined with bile acid binding resins. Recent studies in well treated patients have been neutral, with side effect concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...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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Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Yes: Yes. Hdl-c is good. Ldl-c is bad cholesterol. Triglycerides are little fats in the blood, which are also bad. ...Read more

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Does fish oils lower cholesterol and triglycerides?

Does fish oils lower cholesterol and triglycerides?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?

How high?: Slight elevation in creatinine may be due to increased muscle mass, dehydration, increased protein intake, but should be evaluated by your doctor. Slightly elevated bilirubin may be a "normal" variant or the effect of vigorous excercise. High cholesterol and non-hdl cholesterol may need additional intervention by your doctor. ...Read more

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My lipid profile . Serum cholesterol 195.And HDL cholesterol is 43.And LDL cholesterol is 105.And vldl cholesterol is 48. Triglyceride 240?

Normal : These are normal values. Lower, of course, is always better. If you have known heart disease, these values are not low enough for secondary prevention, but if you don't have heart disease, your values are reasonable for primary prevention. Again, lower is always better. ...Read more

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Recommended food for high tg, LDL and low HDL patients?

Recommended food for high tg, LDL and low HDL patients?

Back to basics: Thanks for your data! numbers all look pretty good. Tg is only mildly elevated and would respond best to low calorie diet with focus on reducing high glycemic index foods and fructose. Tg may come down, but I am not sure there is great benefit to that. Real focus of treatment is LDL but that is great. Eat plenty of fish. Regular aerobic exercise. Maintain healthy weight. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 226 LDL143 HDL 69 Trig 72. Not overweight, exercise daily, low carb and no sugar diet. How to lower LDL natural? Are these num. alarming?

Cholesterol 226 LDL143 HDL 69 Trig 72. Not overweight, exercise daily, low carb and no sugar diet. How to lower LDL natural?  Are these num. alarming?

High LDL. : Well, your HDL is quite high which is great. You may want to liberalize your complex carbohydrate and fiber intake a bit and focus on lean proteins - saturated and trans-fats contribute to raising the LDL. If all else fails, medication may be needed. ...Read more

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My LDL cholesterol, vldl chol ratio is high. Are these related?

My LDL cholesterol, vldl chol ratio is high. Are these related?

Yes and No: Vldl (very low density cholesterol) is made in the liver, and contains both triglycerides (tg's) and cholesterol ( more tg's than cholesterol). Ldl is made in the blood stream from vldl, and contains more cholesterol, less tg's . Both have a protein called apob on the surface, but because LDL lasts longer , there is more LDL available. Both can cause plaque in arteries if levels are too high. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between lipids, dietary cholesterol and dietary fats?

What is the relationship between lipids, dietary cholesterol and dietary fats?

All related: Lipids are a general term . When we get a lipid profile, we get a total cholesterol, a triglyceride level , a low density level cholesterol and a high desity cholestrerol level. High dietary cholesterol will increase total cholesterol and its sub fractions. Dietary fats will usually be reflected in your triglycerides. ...Read more

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What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

Lipoproteins.: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are types of cholesterol. Ldl is so-called "bad cholesterol" because it increases the risk of heart disease by causing hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis. Hdl is considered "good cholesterol" since it removes cholesterol from the walls of arteries. ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol 159--triglycerides--49-- hdl 59-- Ldl--90-- is that normal for triglyceride..thanks?

Low triglycerides.: That result is low (normal being below 150), but that's also quite good. It's more heart-protective that the triglycerides and LDL are low and the HDL is quite high, relatively. It's a good cholesterol profile. ...Read more

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Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

HDL: Hdl is commonly referred to as the "good" cholesterol and LDL is the "bad" cholesterol. ...Read more

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How are total cholesterol, LDL direct and LDL calculated different?

How are total cholesterol, LDL direct and LDL calculated different?

See below: Calculated LDL = total cholesterol -(hdl cholesterol + triglycerides/5). If total triglycerides are above 400 this calculation is not valid. Ldl can be measured directly and the direct assay is not dependent on triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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Is it true that decreasing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol removed plaque from arteries?

Is it true that decreasing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol removed plaque from arteries?

Yes: Reducing LDL and increasing HDL can reduce plaque in arteries. For good health - 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My fasing sugar is 142mg,/dl, s.cholestrol 211, s.triglycerides 267, HDL cholestrole 36, LDL cholestrol 146? Are these levels normal?

My fasing sugar is 142mg,/dl, s.cholestrol 211, s.triglycerides 267, HDL cholestrole 36, LDL cholestrol 146? Are these levels normal?

Metabolic Syndrome.: These numbers are not normal. In fact, they seem very consistent with something called metabolic syndrome - high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high LDL, high triglycerides, low HDL. It's linked to high insulin levels in the blood and, as you can imagine, is very atherogenic. If you're overweight, losing weight will certainly help this. ...Read more