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Does eating excess salt result in high cholesterol?

Does eating excess salt result in high cholesterol?

No: Total cholesterol is made up of "good" cholesterol (hdl), "bad" cholesterol (ldl) and triglycerides.You want high hdl, and low LDL & triglycerides. High cholesterol is caused by genetic factors (your body makes too much cholesterol), dietary intake, and lack of exercise. Exercise has been shown to increase HDL and lower ldl. Salt intake does not impact cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Minimally, if at all: Remember most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Only about 1/4 of it comes in through your diet, and if you are adequately fasting (at least 8 hours), most of the dietary cholesterol should be out of your system. Also, the total and HDL (good) cholesterols are not affected much by diet, and can be checked without fasting. ...Read more

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What trigger the liver to produce the excess cholesterol otherwise there should be no high cholesterol at all ?

What trigger the liver to produce the excess cholesterol otherwise there should be no high cholesterol at all ?

Inflammation: Cholesterol is needed in the body to make cell walls, hormones, etc. It should not be seen as the villain it has been made out to be. It is a sign of inflammation in the body as it is a repair mechanism - it goes up in times of stress and illness to help produce hormones to endure stress, to build new cells, etc. The ideal "fix" is to eat minimal sugar and carbs which cause inflammation, not meds! ...Read more

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I have got my blood cholesterol checked up and the result show very high cholesterol level .I consumed lot go eggs and cashews in last few days ?

I have got my  blood cholesterol checked up and the result show  very high cholesterol level .I consumed lot go eggs and cashews in last few days ?

Probably unrelated: Your high cholesterol is probably not related to what you ate- cashews don't raise cholesterol & for most people eggs don't raise cholesterol much- see http://www.Sciencenews.Org/view/generic/id/7301/description/reevaluating_eggs_cholesterol_risks however, high cholesterol is not as serious a problem as most believe. Many with high cholesterol never develop heart disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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I have a growth on my eyelid as a result of high cholesterol. How can I get rid of it?

I have a growth on my eyelid as a result of high cholesterol. How can I get rid of it?

Don't think you can: Would love to be proven wrong, but haven't heard of any way to remove these things, called xanthelasmas. ...Read more

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CRP levels high cholesterol high echo was normal. Do these results mean I have CAD? Especially the CRP levels? It runs in family my mom died of it.

CRP levels high cholesterol high echo was normal. Do these results mean I have CAD? Especially the CRP levels? It runs in family my mom died of it.

Risk factors: Risk factors mean that you have increased risk of developing the problem. They don't necessrily mean you have it at the time. It does mean you should work with your doctor to decrease your risk factors thru not smoking, diet, exercise, bp and blood sugar control also cholesterol control. ...Read more

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Shadow showing on ultrasound of pancreas, all p.enyzme levels normal. liver function normal. blood results normal only high cholesterol. cyst?

Shadow showing on ultrasound of pancreas, all p.enyzme levels normal. liver function normal. blood results normal only high cholesterol. cyst?

Well: You must have had a doctor who ordered the scan. Call him and have him go over the results to be sure you understand the results. Have the doctor explain to you ...Read more

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What can I do about low liver function test results and high cholesterol?Also food get stuck in throat and had esophagus stretched 3x already?

Inflammatory reflex: Oddly enough your brain actually initiates inflammation and conrols it. Does your esophagus have eosinophilic infiltrration (eosinophilic esophagitis)? This is an increasingly common disease and it is undoubtedly related to diet. I personally have evidence that it may be related to the wide intake of sugar. Look up my blog, "oxygen, the spark of life" and look for the post "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more

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Is it possible to suffer a TIA and have negative test results (CT, CTA and brain MRI). I have high cholesterol & blood pressure?

Is it possible to suffer a TIA and have negative test results (CT, CTA and brain MRI). I have high cholesterol & blood pressure?

Yes.: The symptoms are transient(the T in TIA) and by definition don't cause permanent changes, or any changes in most cases, on CT/MRI. ...Read more

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Does eating large eggs (4 a day) cause high cholesterol? i been reading mixed research, some say yes and some say no. i need to know for sure?

Does eating large eggs (4 a day) cause high cholesterol? i been reading mixed research, some say yes and some say no. i need to know for sure?

Yellow part: The yolk is the part which has the most cholesterol. The white part of egg is very low on cholesterol . Cut back on the yellow part and add some fruits with high fiber content to u'r breakfast also.) ...Read more

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Is eating high cholesterol foods any worse than eating high fat foods?

Not really.: Fat is a basically unrefined cholesterol, so even if you eat fatty foods, the body makes cholesterol from the fat. Most high fat foods are also high cholesterol foods. The national cholesterol education program helps provide guidelines of how to reduce the intake of total and saturated fat for lower cholesterol to lower risk for atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before lidid check alter?My readings?

Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before lidid check alter?My readings?

Little.: The vast majority (98%+) of cholesterol in your blood was made in the liver. However, HDL readings will be little affected. But depending on how late you ate, and how much you ate, triglycerides might be elevated, giving a lower ldl, which is calculated and not measured. ...Read more

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Can eating foods with high cholesterol not effect your bloods cholesterol level?

Can eating foods with high cholesterol not effect your bloods cholesterol level?

Yes to a point: However, atkins and others have shown that if you minimize carbohydrate intake, that may be more important than limiting fats. ...Read more

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My mum has recently been diagnosed with hemochromatosis as well as high cholesterol (6.0). What should she be eating?

My mum has recently been diagnosed with hemochromatosis as well as high cholesterol (6.0). What should she be eating?

Hemochromatosis: Best to consult with a dietician for details on the foods which would be least likely to make the problem worse. ...Read more

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Eating two eggs almost every day can cause high cholesterol in 89 years old man who has not had cholesterol problems before??

Eating two eggs almost every day can cause high cholesterol in 89 years old man who has not had cholesterol  problems before??

Bless you: If you're 89, you get to eat any doggone thing you want and don't you worry about your cholesterol! Seriously, no scientific study has EVER shown that lowering cholesterol in people over 80 changes anything. ...Read more

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Does eating high cholesterol low fat food like crab elevate good or bad blood cholesterol?

Does eating high cholesterol low fat food like crab elevate good or bad blood cholesterol?

Carbs increase ldl: The latest info in that too many refined sugars and animal fat can increase LDL to help decrease cholesterol be plant based (9cups of veggies/fruits/day), good grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and lean protein such as poultry & fish are better. Limit dairy as well since that is an animal fat. ...Read more

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