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Does Shrimp Have A High Level Of Cholesterol
Yes because...: This is fine because 1) even though shrimp is high in cholesterol, eating it does not significantly raise our cholesterol (see http://www.Cnn.Com/health/indepth.Food/meat/seafood/healthful.Shrimp/) and 2) research shows women with high cholesterol live longer and have reduced risk of heart attacks and stroke! see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks.Html. ...Read more
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For five months me and my friend are doing a vegetarian/fruit/fish diet only. We eat fish every day (salmon, shrimps,tuna). We now what we eat low mercury fish but can these fish cause cholesterol lvl to be high? Any side effects?
I love chocolate soo much but recently my blood show high level of cholesterol.Should i stop having chocolate. What should I do ?
Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate is best. Other chocolate has lots of sugar and milk in it. Your doc will advise you as to what to do about high cholesterol. Change in what you eat can account for 15 - 20 % of the total. Our liver makes most of it. Marine fish oil and/or red yeast rice are natural ways to lower cholesterol but you need to visit a natural doc or a nutritionist who has studied how to do this. ...Read more
I'm diagnosed with high level of cholesterol (180 point). I regularly do running and bicycling, twice a week for at least 350cal. Should i worry?
Wondering why: In the usa, we are pressured by a dysfunctional tort system to discuss and treat cholesterol level aggressively. I suspect half the guys ur age who you know have a cholesterol level around here. I'm glad you're exercising. If your physician isn't planning to start you on medication, i wouldn't either; if he/she is, think of getting a second opinion. Keep exercising. Total chol 180 mg/dl, correct? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overall fitness: Dr. Fowler has given you good advice. In addition, cholesterol problems are likely to respond even better to an exercise-focused lifestyle. A wonderful gift that you could give your husband would be to undertake regular exercise that you both enjoy together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO- lowers chol.!: A good quality whey protein has only a tiny trace of cholesterol. For example, my favorite whey protein, whey cool by designs for health, has 24 grams of protein and 0.03 grams of cholesterol per serving. Research studies show that whey protein lowers cholesterol and triglycerides. Look for whey from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics and processed at low temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and Statin: Things you can do include a weight reducing diet (if obese), avoiding animal fats, try take control or benechol margarines, and use metamucil. Most people will also need a statin drug like simvastatin, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor to get their LDL (bad) cholesterol to goal. These reduce cholesterol by 40-60% and are proven to reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 50%, and save lives. ...Read more
I don't know: I don't know what your cholesterol levels are -so i can't tell you if you should worry. Please discuss this with the physician who ordered the levels. He or she can tell you how serious it is and how to improve it. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you have high LDL levels of cholesterol. What can you do to reduce it. Please help?
Life style and meds: Engaging in vigorous exercise, at least 150 minute/week is the best approach. Reduce intake of saturated fats. If you smoke, quit, if you are overweight, lose weight. Do this for at least six months and retest. If that does not work you should see your doctor to see if medication may be needed. See this site for more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hdl-cholesterol/cl00030. ...Read more
My cholesterol level is 5.3. What advice can you give to being it down. It's never normally so high.
Not too high: Cholesterol of 5.3 is not abnormally high. However you need evaluation of all the lipids. If you wish to reduce your cholesterol first step would be to reduce your intake of saturated fats and lose weight if your bmi is more than 25. Exercise is generally a good idea to improve fitness. ...Read more
So the bf has cholesterol level as high as 817. But he doesn't look fat. Is it something to worry about?
Elevated cholesterol: I wouldn't want to have that level of cholesterol. He needs to be checked out and get it down. ...Read more
I'm a borderline diabetic and my cholesterol levels are on the high side. Any recommended diet guidelines?
Yes: Start learning about food with low glycemic index (scale indicating how high a food can raise your blood sugar level). Start eating more vegetable and fruits. Non-starchy vegetables are best: spinach, carrots, broccoli or green beans. Eat whole grain foods instead of processed food (whole wheat over white breads). Add fish to your meals 2-3 times per week. Dry beans & lentils are good protein... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 5'4, 135, 49yrs and fit. Why does my dr want me to take cholesterol med? Why is my level high if i workout and am fit? confused?
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