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How Long Does Cholesterol From Food Stay In Your Blood
Risk factor: Elevated cholesterol levels are one of many risk factors for atherosclerosis. This is cholesterol deposits in your arteries, which reduces blood flow to the affected organ. This can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, renal failure, peripheral vascular disease, and renal failure. ...Read more
Animal fat: Animal fat and dairy products.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes to a point: However, atkins and others have shown that if you minimize carbohydrate intake, that may be more important than limiting fats. ...Read more
Carbs increase ldl: The latest info in that too many refined sugars and animal fat can increase LDL to help decrease cholesterol be plant based (9cups of veggies/fruits/day), good grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and lean protein such as poultry & fish are better. Limit dairy as well since that is an animal fat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What types of food is good for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol? I also want to get back to having a flat stomach, but losing the fat is hard.
Healthy, low carbs: At age 44, shifting to healthy eating is the key. If you reduce salt, reduce carbohydrates, concentrate on good foods such as fruits, vegetables, helathy proteins you will feel better and lose weight. Doesn't happen overnight. Monitor the BP and see what it does and that may require treatment as a separate issue. ...Read more
I'm a vegetarian and i go to the gym. Plan on going on an all egg diet for protein and less fat, is that okay? (ldl vs hdl, food vs blood cholesterol)
Not okay!: An all egg diet for less fat makes no sense at all! eggs are the highest source of cholesterol of any food.While eating up to 2 eggs a day doesn't raise cholesterol, an all egg diet is likely to be unhealthy & unbalanced.It's ok to use eggs as your main source of protein but i'd eat lots of veggies & some fruits-otherwise you'll become deficient in crucial phytonutrients.Eat foods of all colors! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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