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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on 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 ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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Is it true that spinach has high cholesterol?

Is it true that spinach has high cholesterol?

No: Cholesterol is produced by and comes from animals. There are a few plants that have a similar compound to cholesterol, but it is used to treat high cholesterol, as it competes with cholesterol for absorption in the bowel. Spinach (and other dark green leafy vegetables) is high in lutein, which can lower cholesterol levels. The plant nicknamed cholesterol spinach may have higher levels of lutein. ...Read more

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Is it true that king crab legs have high cholesterol?

Is it true that king crab legs have high cholesterol?

Sad but true: King crab is low in saturated fat but high in cholesterol. The butter doesn't help much but is oh so necessary. As with many things, it's best enjoyed in moderation. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol a problem if it's the HDL that's high?

Generally no: The total cholesterol number is meaningless. The HDL and LDL are what's important. If your total cholesterol is high because your HDL is high (hdl is part of the total), then that's very good - especially if your LDL is reasonable. ...Read more

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Hi Is it true that Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern now. Which is to say there is notthing like cholesterol is high. I have been fw msgs.Thx.

Hi Is it true that Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern now. Which is to say there is notthing like cholesterol is high. I have been fw msgs.Thx.

No, that is not true: As it has been since...forever!..cholesterol is needed to make hormones, vitamin D and substances that help digest foods. Our bodies make all the cholesterol we need.The controversy is over what is a healthy amount of cholesterol to EAT. While the US Dietary Guidelines now do not give a cholesterol limit, they still say "eat as little..as possible." Veggies, fruit, grains don't have it. Eat those! ...Read more

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Is it true that a diet high in peanut butter can cause gallstones?

Is it true that a diet high in peanut butter can cause gallstones?

Not directly.: Although peanut butter itself doesn't directly cause gallstones, a diet high in fat and cholesterol and low in fiber does appear to play a role, among other factors. It would probably be good to cut back on the peanut butter if you are eating it all the time. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol considered a chronic illness?

Is it true that high cholesterol considered a chronic illness?

Cholesterol is : Naturally produced in our bodies...It may be considered a condition but not al illness. ...Read more

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Is it fine to have high bad cholesterol if one has high good cholesterol?

Is it fine to have high bad cholesterol if one has high good cholesterol?

Depends on a lot: 1st, it depends how high. If HDL is over 85, then yes, LDL can be very high - for most people. 2nd, what other risk factors do you have? With high bp, smoking, diabetes and obesity, then the hdl-to-ldl ratio should be better because risk is so much higher. See a lipid specialist and consider a 'fractionated lipid panel' to help determine risk. ...Read more

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Is it good to have high amounts of hdl, but is too much of any cholesterol a bad thing?

Not necessarily: A high HDL is felt to be protective. There is nothing to suggest that an unusually high HDL would be problematic. ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana can cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that marijuana can cause high cholesterol?

Maybe indirectly: Smoking marijuana can lead to food cravings in some people. Getting "the munchies" (food cravings) from the marijuana itself or from peer pressure (listening to other smokers who talk about their munchies) can lead to eating more chips, fries, pizza, ice cream, etc..., which can lead to increased LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol that builds plaques to from blockages in arteries). ...Read more

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Is it true that garlic is good for high blood pressure control?

Is it true that garlic is good for high blood pressure control?

Garlic: Per http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read more

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Is it true that having more than2 eggs a day will increase LDL cholesterol?

Is it true that having more than2 eggs a day will increase LDL cholesterol?

Not necessarily: Although the yolk or yellow part of an egg may have almost the total amount of daily requirements for consumed cholesterol, there are many other factors that contribute to your LDL level. Importantly, a lower LDL cholesterol level does not always indicate a lower risk of heart attack and a higher level does not always indicate an increased risk of heart attack. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol contributes to hypertension?

Indirectly: It is not certain that someone with high cholesterol will have high blood pressure. Lots of people have only one, but a majority of those with hypertension will also have high lipids. This is due to the metabolic syndrome and may be mediated by Insulin resistance due to the western diet. In rare cases, the renal artery becomes narrowed from cholesterol leading directly to secondary hypertension. ...Read more

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Is there a chance that I will develop atherosclerosis even if my blood cholesterol is low?

Is there a chance that I will develop atherosclerosis even if my blood cholesterol is low?

Yes: There are many risk factors other than cholesterol such as smoking, hypertension, stress, and hereditary factors. So if you want to lessen your chances of developing atherosclerosis, all of those factors need to be addressed. There are also probably other risk factors that we don't even know about. ...Read more

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High Cholesterol (Definition)

High amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by ...Read more