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Is it true that alcohol can cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that alcohol can cause high cholesterol?

No: Alcohol in low doses (1 drink per day) can raise the good cholesterol (hdl), and sometimes social drinkers will have high total cholesterol because their good cholesterol is high. If the bad cholesterol (ldl) is ok (under 120 is recommended), there is no problem. Alcohol can and does raise free fat levels in blood (triglycerides) and this is not healthy for the heart or the rest of us. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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 alcohol cause high cholesterol?

Can alcohol cause high cholesterol?

Sometimes: Actually, low doses of alcohol (1-2 drinks/day in men, 1 drink/day in women), and especially if the drink is red wine, actually raises the good cholesterol. If the good cholesterol (HDL) goes way up, that can raise total cholesterol, but if the bad cholesterol (ldl) remains less than 180 or so, the overall effect on health is positive. Exercise and health eating is a better way raise hdl. ...Read more

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What alcohol can you drink when you have high cholesterol?

What alcohol can you drink when you have high cholesterol?

Moderate: For a normal healthy individual, the allowed intake is 20 gms ( 14 beers) per week for a male and 14 gms ( 7 beers) per week for a female, approximately. As long as you keep drinking in moderation ( what ever type), even though you have high cholesterol, you will be ok. ...Read more

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I am taking rosuvas for high cholesterol. Can I drink alcohol occasionally while taking this medicine.

Yes: Small amounts of alcohol (6-12 oz of wine daily for example) have been shown to be helpful and can raise HDL (good cholesterol). The French have known about this for ages ("the French Paradox"). ...Read more

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Should i avoid drinking alcohol if I have high cholesterol and borderline blood sugar?

Limit Amount: Depending on the amount consumed alcohol can increase blood sugar and worsen lipid / lipoprotein problems. If possible, abstain from alcohol for several weeks and recheck you laboratory tests. Alternatively, cut your intake by half and check laboratory tests. This approach will indicate the degree to which alcohol is impacting these values. ...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?

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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I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?

I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?

See a doctor: Yellow appearance of the eyes is not normal and may indicate jaundice- a sign of excess accumulation of bile pigment. This could signal serious disease and should prompt a visit to a health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can I prevent clogging of artheries by taking Omega 3? No smoking/alcohol/ high cholesterol/BP/blood sugar BUT family history of coronary desease.

Can I prevent clogging of artheries by taking Omega 3? No smoking/alcohol/ high cholesterol/BP/blood sugar BUT family history of coronary desease.

Atherosclerosis: No evidence to support omega 3 os able to do so.UR however right to be concerned so please consult a medical professional for risk assessment and management ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

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