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Does Losing Weight Help Lower Cholesterol
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
I have 154 ldl/91 hdl/67 triglycerides. Should i start taking a statin to lower cholesterol? I'm 67, female, in good general health and weight
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Varies: Cholesterol medications can affect your lipid panel within 4 weeks however dietary changes need time. You can not reverse years of eating poorly in two months. I see dietary shifts in cholesterol over 6 months and longer. Eating better is a lifestyle not a diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple math: Decrease portion size and total caloric intake. Keep a diary of all the calories you take in 24 hours. A human being needs on an average 2000 calories a day to maintained the same weight. If you want to loose eat less than 2000 calories and exec use vigorously. Make sure you see your before starting all this to make sure that your healthy enough to do this at your own. ...Read more
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
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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