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Why can I not get an answer? What can I take for high cholesterol besides red wine or meds? Reservetrol or a supplement like that?

Why can I not get an answer?  What can I take for high cholesterol besides red wine or meds? Reservetrol or a supplement like that?

Take nothing: Have you tried altering your lifestyle and eliminating foods like fried foods, foods high in saturated fats and trans fats, etc. That raise cholesterol? Tried eating foods high in fiber that lower cholesterol?Tried wild alaskan salmon? Tried exercise, both cardio and muscle training? Red yeast rice is a supplement with statin drug like characteristics but try natural ways first. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more


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Can a daily glass of red wine be good for nafl for 43 yr old male with borderline high cholesterol?

Can a daily glass of red wine be good for nafl for 43 yr old male with borderline high cholesterol?

Science vs Reality: Yes. In scientific theory yes. But, in the real world this in combination with high carbohydrate diets and the sugars in wine, lead to poor health more than it helps. ...Read more

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Is it true red wine helps with cholesterol?

Is it true red wine helps with cholesterol?

Yes: Drinking 1-2 glasses of red wine a day can raise HDL (good cholesterol) up to 20% & also lowers LDL cholesterol somewhat. However, even more important than lowering cholesterol, red wine contains antioxidants like resveratrols, catechins & anthocyanins. But more than 1-2 drinks a day is hazardous. See http://www.Peakhealthadvocate.Com/1501/is-red-wine-or-white-wine-better-for-your-cholesterol/. ...Read more

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Is Mogan David red wine just as good as any other red wine for lowering cholesterol?

Is Mogan David red wine just as good as any other red wine for lowering cholesterol?

???: Red wine is not really going to lower cholesterol. There are much treatments. First: avoid cholesterol containing food Second: check with your doc what the level is and discuss statins. Good luck ...Read more

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Does a white wine is good as red wine to protect the heart from fat and bad cholesterol?

Does a white wine is good as red wine to protect the heart from fat and bad cholesterol?

Doubtful: The last hoopla over red wine as protecting one's heart turned out to be based on fraudulent data. Your decision to drink wine or not, and what type, should depend on your tastes rather than the far-fetched idea that it's going to keep your heart healthy. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/12/us-red-wine-heart-idustre80b0bh20120112. ...Read more

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Is red chilli powder bad for you if you have diabetes and high cholesterol?

Is red chilli powder bad for you if you have diabetes and high cholesterol?

No: Red chili powder is not harmful. It can worsen reflux and gastritis but if you don't have it, there can be some benefits to improving metabolism and digestion with that along with clearing up your sinuses! ...Read more

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How often should someone with high cholesterol (takes medication) eat red meat or real eggs?

How often should someone with high cholesterol (takes medication) eat red meat or real eggs?

No standard answer: There is no standard answer to my knowledge. But the recommendation is to consume chicken or fish over red meat, and prefer egg white to egg yolk. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol, but am also a recovering alcoholic. Is there anything that does the job as well as red wine without the alcohol?

I have high cholesterol, but am also a recovering alcoholic.  Is there anything that does the job as well as red wine without the alcohol?

Yes: Red wine contains interesting molecules, but anyone who tells you this is the best way to lower cholesterol is joking with you. One of the key "red wine" papers was a fraud. Your physician has almost certainly recommended diet, exercise, and perhaps a statin (use only if the others fail and get a 2nd opinion). Very glad you are recovering -- this move will be a greater plus than anything else. ...Read more

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History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Gp stopped Zetia (ezetimibe) and prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?

History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Gp stopped Zetia (ezetimibe) and prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?

My opinion: There is a paucity of data to support taking red yeast although lowering cholesterol is a reported use. The real question is whether a 95 yo woman should be on anything for cholesterol. Imo, if you have hx of heart attack, stent or bypass, it's reasonable to stabilize plaque. If not, i wouldn't use it. (ie there's no indication for primary prevention in this age group). ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more