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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Aged 64yrs male , suffering from high cholesterol, walks and stands too much from 40years, my skin in legs have turned blackish brown.Why ? Treatment?

Aged 64yrs male , suffering from high cholesterol, walks and stands too much from 40years, my skin in legs have turned blackish brown.Why ? Treatment?

Venous Insufficiency: You could have venous insufficiency/reflux. This is especially true if you have leg swelling at the end of the day & varicose veins. Your red blood cells get into your fat tissue & the cells that clean them up dissolve the red blood cells except the iron in them causing them to turn brown. Unfortunately there is little to do to reverse but you should be worked up for venous reflux specialist. ...Read more

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My mother has high cholesterol. She is currently taking statins, but they cause her arms + legs muscle pain. Are there alternate treatments?

My mother has high cholesterol. She is currently taking statins, but they cause her arms  + legs muscle pain. Are there alternate treatments?

Yes, but... : There are alternatives. The question is, what are her risk factors in the first place? If no strong family history of heart disease and she isn't a smoker then Zetia (ezetimibe) or fish oil, even red rice yeast are options. However, for those with heart disease or strong family histories only one class of drug has been shown to result in lower adverse clinical events: statins! If statins needed, try each one! ...Read more

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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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Is it true that perimenopause can cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that perimenopause can cause high cholesterol?

Yes: The lack of estrogen with menopause causes a number of metabolic changes. These include an elevated total cholesterol, a higher LDL (the bad cholesterol), and a lower HDL (the good cholesterol). Glucose metabolism and Insulin resistance can also change in unfavorable ways. A healthy life style with regular exercise and weight management are the best ways to manage these changes. ...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 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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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

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