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Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Bad Cholesterol: People who have poor lipid profiles despite having a good diet and regular exercise may have a family history of abnormal cholesterol. These patients tend to have a profound improvement with medication intervention. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish. Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.

Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil compared to flaxseed meal?

What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil compared to flaxseed meal?

See: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-difference-between-flaxseed-meal-flaxseed-oil-10629.html

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My serum triglycerides is 210 serum cholesterol 212 HDL 52.5 LDL 124 vldl 42 n non HDL 160 please guide me dat in which areas i m at risk n reasons?

See below: Borderline lipids. Need to know your age and other medical problems like exisent heart disease or diabetes to determine your risk with those lipid levels. ...Read more

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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?

Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio.  Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil.  Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok.  Am vegan exc. Krill?

Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I would not worry: Vegetarianism is a moral choice and I'm glad you are allowing yourself eggs -- this is important in keeping you healthy. If your hypercholesterolemia is familial (as mine is), you'll probably be on meds by the time it matters, and in the meantime I'd rather you simply stay fit than try a dietary modificaiton that will probably not matter much and make your life less easy & enjoyable. ...Read more

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Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

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Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Nuts, poultry, beans: A good source of protein in the diet is important, and chicken, various nuts and soy can supply this. ...Read more

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Lmp 1/14/14. Hcg drawn every 2-3 days: 66, 54.7, 140.7, 465, 782, 1235, 1730, 2050, 2589. U/s shows 9.1 gestational sac + yolk sac. Viable pregnancy?

Lmp 1/14/14. Hcg drawn every 2-3 days: 66, 54.7, 140.7, 465, 782, 1235, 1730, 2050, 2589. U/s shows 9.1 gestational sac + yolk sac. Viable pregnancy?

Can't say: A viable pregnancy is determined by the presence of fetal heart motion, so it is certainly not viable at this time. The poorly rising levels in the last few numbers do not bode well for the chances. ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read more

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What foods have high polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in them?

What foods have high polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in them?

Various plant based: Not healthy, despite marketing, high in omega 6 ; 9, not 3 fatty acids. Study videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, science for smart people, fatchance.Html. Dietdoctor.Com/about ; many other references. Cholesterol is made by every one of our cells; wrong issue! correct issue lipoproteins. Hflc, not lchf, foods improve ldl. ...Read more

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18 years with high cholesterol, hyperlipidema, can we give Milo with pastuerised milk once a day ?

Yes: If it's quite high at this age, look for a genetic cause, and consider the possible need to specialist referral. Despite "pop" wisdom, lipid problems are mostly genetic, and food choices are of relatively little consequences. Staying physically fit may be much more helpful, depending on what's actually going on. ...Read more

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I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

Tumeric, tart cherry: and broccoli are all healthy foods, primarily anti-inflammatory. Like everything in life, maintain a balance and don't become neurotic about having to eat enough of them. Peace and good health. Eat the rainbow--lots of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What do these labs mean? CBC/Diff f WBC 11.2 4.4-11.0 K/mm3 CBC/Diff-f-RBC 4.19 4.5-5.5 CBC/Diff-f-Hct 43.1 35.9-44.6 Comprehensive Metabolic Panel-Creatinine 1.05 0.57-1.00 mg/dL

What do these labs mean? 
CBC/Diff f WBC	11.2	4.4-11.0 K/mm3
CBC/Diff-f-RBC	4.19	4.5-5.5
CBC/Diff-f-Hct	43.1	35.9-44.6
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel-Creatinine	1.05	0.57-1.00 mg/dL

Ask Provider: Labs indicate slightly elevated White Blood Count, slightly low Red Blood Count, Normal Hematocrit and slight elevated Creatinine. Your provider needs to interpret those in connection with the physical exam and any symptoms or issues you may be having but alone they are not alarming values. ...Read more

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Can fish oil help you with studying?

Can fish oil help you with studying?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more