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Etiology Of High Cholesterol
↑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 Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more
Animal fats: High intake of saturated fat increases cholesterol (from any non-swimming animal: beef, pork, chicken, milk, cream, cheese, pizza et)c. Trans fats are bad as well and these are found in margarines, processed and fast foods (including cookie and baking mixes). Cholesterol intake from eggs and shellfish is a minor cause. Fruit, veggies, unsaturated fats, seeds, nuts, fish, soy are alternatives. ...Read more
Obesity : Or inactive lifestyle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sweets & alcohol: Most common cause is high intake of sweets (candy, juice, pop, gatorade, etc.), uncontrolled diabetes (high blood sugar), and consumption of alcohol (which our body process as a type of sugar). Avoid sweets, especially those in liquid form, control diabetes (if you have it), limit alcohol to 1-2 drinks per day at most. Exercise at least 5 days a week, keep a healthy weight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hyperthyroidism, etc: Causes of low tryglycerides and cholesterol include a low fat diet, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) malabsorption syndrome (conditions in which the small intestine does not absorb fats well),malnutrition, anorexia nervosa, and certain medications. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003493.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lobster,crab,shrimp: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7132729/. "our data indicated that large quantities of lobster, crab, and shrimp were only mildly hypercholesterolemic in normals, but less so than other cholesterol-containing foods. Clams, oysters, and scallops were not hypercholesterolemic in normal subjects but were in a hypercholesterolemic patient.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anchovies....: www.cholesterolcholesterol.com/fish (see amount of cholesterol per each fish here) good fish to eat.The american dietetic association recommends: salmon, tuna, trout, herring, sardines, mackerel . Any health benefits from fish are cancelled out if you deep-fry them in a vat of vegetable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Considerations: Ldl can be elevated for a variety of reasons. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect LDL levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more
Usually none: High cholesterol usually does not have much symptoms but chronically high levels can lead to heart vessel plaque build up and cause heart attack or stroke. In some people high cholesterol builds up around the eyes called xanthelasmata and is linked to heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more
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