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How to reduce cholesterol level?

How to reduce cholesterol level?

D&E: Diet and exercise are the primary keys to reduced cholesterol. You can google this question to find further info. If you have made these changes, and you fail to see improvement in cholesterol levels, you can speak with your doctor about effective medications proven to modify cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Bad Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol is a very specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on the 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, for most people hi-chol foods ↓ measured LDL particles while low-chol foods ↑ldl ; drive artery ...Read more


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How to decrease bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol?

How to decrease bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol?

Foods: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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How to reduce LDL cholestrol level?

How to reduce LDL cholestrol level?

Statin drugs: Prescribed by your doc can do it. He/she will do blood work first. Alternatively, proper dose high quality marine fish oil will lower triglycerides and red yeast rice will lower LDL and your total cholesterol will go down. Your doc may know about this but a natural or integrative doc will certainly be familiar w/it. ...Read more

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How to reduce cholesterol?

How to reduce cholesterol?

Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine if this is due to an acquired medical condition. If treatable conditions are found they should be managed, as well as starting diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Soluble fiber and plant stanols can be used to lower ldl. If medications are needed options include statins, agents to decrease gut cholesterol absorption (ezetimibe, colesevelam) and niacin. ...Read more

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How to reduce cholesterol?

How to reduce cholesterol?

Low saturated fat: Diet and regular aerobic exercise.More often than not, there is a genetic component to this problem that requires medical treatment, in spite of the above mentioned lifestyle modifications. ...Read more

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How to reduce low density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol levels?

How to reduce low density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol levels?

See below: Diet, exercise and weight loss are often helpful. The optimal level of LDL depends on the presence of coronary artery disease or the existence of other risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking, family history of premature coronary disease and obesity. Patients with these risk factors need drug therapy with statins or other medications to attain very low ldl. ...Read more

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How to decrease high cholesterol?

How to decrease high cholesterol?

VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Cholesterol wrong focus; see many questions I have answered covering this topic. While "theory" that hi sat. Fat foods (started: 1953 by ancel keys) was the problem, evidence from research & actual clinical trials is opposite to this. Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI.org, DietDoctor.com, Loren Cordain, Nora Gedgaudas, etc! ...Read more

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How to reduce LDL cholestrol?

How to reduce LDL cholestrol?

Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine if the LDL is elevated due to an acquired medical condition. If treatable conditions are identified i would manage those and start diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Soluble fiber and plant stanols can be used to lower ldl. If medications are needed options include statins, agents to decrease gut cholesterol absorption (ezetimibe, colesevelam), and niacin. ...Read more

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How to reduce triglycerides?

How to reduce triglycerides?

Cut down carbs: Although triglycerides are fats in the blood, they are increased when you eat carbohydrates. Cutting down on sweets, fruit and starchy foods such as rice, bread, pasta and potatoes will help. You can also reduced tryglycerides by adding fiber or fish oil to your diet. ...Read more

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How to reduce triglycerides?

How to reduce triglycerides?

∆ LFHC Foods → HFLC,: Complex genes+choices: triglycerides: fat molecules; when ?ed drive onset acute pancreatitis + ?atherosclerosis protection. They become elevated in assoc. With obesity, high sugar/carb foods (rapidly converted by liver into fat for storage) & low activity. Stop these foods, get NMR particle test, ?ex. & ?body fat. Statins+zetia+high dose epa >4, 000 mg/day from fish also effective + other benefits. ...Read more

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How can you reduce cholestrol level?

How can you reduce cholestrol level?

Diet and medications: Two ways to reduce cholesterol. Cholesterol is ingested with cholesterol rich foods and your liver produces cholesterol. You lower it by avoiding cholesterol rich foods and by taking medications (statins, eg atorvastatin, pravastatin ) to reduce liver production. ...Read more

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How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

How can you  lower bad LDL cholesterol?

Always diet and: Exercise is best answer, then statins. Statins have certain toxicities and unpleasantness and dosage can be reduced somewhat with the triglyceride lowering drug vascepa which also lowers LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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How to reduce triglyceride colestrol?

How to reduce triglyceride colestrol?

High triglycerides: A reduction in your fat intake, wt. loss and exercise should help to improve this ...Read more

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How can you reduce the cholesterol level?

How can you reduce the cholesterol level?

Physical activity: Remain physically active. Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How to reduce cholestral level?

How to reduce cholestral level?

Exercise stress diet: Start exercising, reduce stress, eat a healthy diet. Your doctor can also prescribe medicines for this. ...Read more

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How to reduce LDL?

How to reduce LDL?

Lifestyle changes: Diet (limit animal protein), exercise & weight loss...statin drugs if still not at goal ...Read more

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How can I reduce bad cholesterol?

How can I reduce bad cholesterol?

Reducing LDL : Mediterranean diet, weight loss, exercise, cut out prepared foods, more vegetables and fruits. ...Read more

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How to change HDL and LDL levels?

How to change HDL and LDL levels?

HF/LC ↓BodyFat &Meds: Low fat theory by ancel keys; long promoted; opposite evidence. ? & efficient body fat is healthy. Ldl & HDL are complex particles, 80-100 proteins/particle: transport all fat molecules in h20 outside cells. Each LDL particle carries thousands of cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid & other fat molecules. Cholesterol often misleading, get NMR particle test. Statins?ldl niacin?hdl, carbs?ldl?hdl. ...Read more

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