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Doctor insights on: Does Benefiber Lower Cholesterol

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How can I lower cholesterol?

How can I lower cholesterol?

Foods, drugs and: Exercise. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation and a baseline of your health status and cholesterol. Lowering cholesterol, if needed, requires a combination of dietary changes, exercise and medications. See these sites for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1986656/http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cholesterol/cl00002. ...Read more

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Best way tol lower cholesterol?

Best way tol lower cholesterol?

It depends!: It depends on what part of your cholesterol panel is a problem. If triglycerides are elevated, then diet and exercise are vital. If the LDL (bad) cholesterol is high, diet can make some difference, but often meds are needed. If the HDL (good) cholesterol is low, then it is very hard to raise. Talk to a lipid specialist in your area. Www. Lipid. Org can help you find one. ...Read more

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What foods can lower cholesterol?

As closely as you: Can be to unprocessed whole foods vegan (no fish, chicken, meat, cheese, eggs, dairy) consuming foods like brown rice-vegetables-beans-fruit-nuts-seeds at the 90 + percent level. ...Read more

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Which nuts will lower cholesterol?

Almonds: Nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts contain high amounts of unsaturated fat ("good” fats) which help lower total cholesterol and LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels. Ideally, high amounts of unsaturated fats and lower amounts of saturated fat should be found. Walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios appear to have the highest amounts of unsaturated fats and lowest amounts of saturated fats. ...Read more

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What is good to lower cholesterol?

What is good to lower cholesterol?

Decrease fat in diet: Increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, fiber in your diet. Increase your exercise and stay away from fatty foods-sorry that includes barbecue. Have your cholesterol measured by your physician and then you can tell you if your dietary changes have worked. If not then other considerations such as medication can be suggested. ...Read more

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What foods will lower cholesterol?

What foods will lower cholesterol?

↓↓ Carb+Mod Protein: Cholesterol: specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of cell membranes, enables cell flexibility ; animals to move (plants don't). Cholesterol never correct for arterial disease; promoted because correlates with LDL particle concentration (but only when extremely hi) + ↓$ to measure. But correlation falls apart ; reverses at ↓ed concentrations+poor individual reliability. ...Read more

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What's the best way to lower cholesterol?

What's the best way to lower cholesterol?

Depends --: If you have a familial hypercholesterolemia, you need medication to control you cholesterol level -- this type can't be managed by lifestyle alone. ...Read more

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What are foods that will lower cholesterol?

What are foods that will lower cholesterol?

Fill up your plate: With fruits and veggies, fiber (whole grains, oatmeal, nuts and beans). Eat lean meat, fish. Cook with olive oil. ...Read more

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Which types of foods help lower cholesterol?

Which types of foods help lower cholesterol?

Plant based foods: Plant based food have no cholesterol; reduce intake of saturated fats (even those of plant origin); lose weight and exercise at least 3o minute each with day with gradually increasing intensity of exercise. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat to lower cholesterol?

Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions.

2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium.

3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does fruit lower cholesterol?

Does fruit lower cholesterol?

No, ↓ HDL & ↑ LDL: Fruits are high in sugar, including fruit sugar, fructose, which is rapidly converted by the liver, ~85% first pass, into triglyceride fat & exported into visceral fat stores. ↑ed triglycerides & visceral fat stores displaces cholesterol in LDL particles, increases LDL particle concentrations while also ↓ing large HDL particle concentrations. Cholesterol wrong focus, see my other answers on this. ...Read more

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Does peppermint help lower cholesterol?

Peppermint: There are claims in the commercial literature that peppermint lowers cholesterol, I can't find any good scientific studies of the same. I wouldn't count on lowering my cholesterol with peppermint ...Read more

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Will taking cinnimon pills lower cholesterol?

Doubt: Although, it is a popular belief that cinnamon helps lower cholesterol, I've yet to see a single patient in my practice who had success with this treatment. I've not seen cinnamon to be found to be effective in studies to decrease cholesterol. ...Read more

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How effectively does oatmeal lower cholesterol?

How effectively does oatmeal lower cholesterol?

Helpful: Oatmeal lowers cholesterol two ways. First it has 7% fiber. Second, it has polyunsaturated fatty acids. ...Read more

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What foods and drinks will help lower cholesterol?

Fruits veggies grain: Whole foods from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans will help lower your cholesterol. Making a smoothie with an apple and veggies will help lower the cholesterol. Cholesterol is found mostly in animal products, so try to avoid animal meats. ...Read more

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How might you lower cholesterol level quickly for test?

See below: No easy way you can fast and can vigously excercise and that might lower it enough for what you need. ...Read more

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What are lifestyle changes I can make to lower cholesterol?

What are lifestyle changes I can make to lower cholesterol?

Cholesterol: Low trans fats diet and regular exercise to attain bmi about 18. ...Read more

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What breakfast is good if you're trying to lower cholesterol?

What breakfast is good if you're trying to lower cholesterol?

Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more

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Are fruits considered an effective diet to lower cholesterol?

Fruits and vegetable: Vegetables are higher in fiber and more effective for helping you lower your cholesterol, however, if the fruit substitutes for high saturated fat in your diet, your cholesterol will be lowered by reducing sources of unhealthy cholesterol. ...Read more

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Could I lower cholesterol with diet and exercise only, no meds?

Could I lower cholesterol with diet and exercise only, no meds?

Try it: Try eliminating saturated fats from animal products and increasing healthy unsaturated oils. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. You didn't mention how high your cholesterol was and what the values for good and bad cholesterol. Exercise will help raise the good cholesterol. Try to be active most days of the week. ...Read more

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Does cheerios really help lower cholesterol like it says on the cereal box?

Does cheerios really help lower cholesterol like it says on the cereal box?

Part of healthy diet: The FDA took issue with claims that Cheerios cereal can lower cholesterol. In a 2009 letter to General Mills, the FDA says that statements made on Cheerios packaging, “clinically proven to help lower cholesterol” make the product a drug under federal law. However the data supports that Cheerios helps lower cholesterol as "part of a healthy diet". Better than a cheese omelet with a side of bacon ...Read more

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I am looking for natural alternatives to aid in lower cholesterol in pill form?

Diet or meds: It would depend on the cause of hyperlipidemia -- you can remedy and lower cholesterol with diet and natural pills if diet is the problem -- but you would need medication if it is familial (in your family). ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's true that eating mushrooms and carrots lower cholesterol?

Can you explain if it's true that eating mushrooms and carrots lower cholesterol?

Diet: Eating mushrooms and carrots in the context of a good diet and exercise program can help lower cholesterol. Sitting on one's duff and eating loads of fatty foods and excess carbohydrates is unlikely to result in anything good even if one eats carrots and mushrooms in that 'bad' diet. ...Read more

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Cholesterol: all sea cucumber has been said to be able to lower cholesterol if eaten, is it true?

Cholesterol: all sea cucumber has been said to be able to lower cholesterol if eaten, is it true?

Possible: A diet rich in vegetables including sea cucumber or other vegetables, fruits and low in fats and starch coupled with regular exercise will lower cholesterol. ...Read more

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I was wondering if anyone has had good results with eating various nut butters, in trying to lower cholesterol?

A little.: According to various studies, healthy nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and possibly even peanuts may cause a small reduction (around 5 to 7%) in LDL and total cholesterol and a slight bump in healthy cholesterol. ...Read more