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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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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 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 the only cause of heart attack?

Is it true that high cholesterol the only cause of heart attack?

No: Atherosclerosis is multifactorial.
Family history, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, smoking, obesity, bad habits, bad drug history, and more can lead to heart attacks. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease and stroke?

Is it true that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease and stroke?

Yes: High cholesterol (especially LDL - "bad cholesterol") is one of the risk factors for both stroke and heart disease. Others include high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes. High cholesterol can be corrected by healthy diet or medication. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol causes coronary heart disease. Where is it?

Is it true that high cholesterol causes coronary heart disease. Where is it?

Yes: Cholesterol is a substance present in various forms in your blood, as various amounts of salt might be present in water. High cholesterol increases the risk of atherosclerosis, with narrowing of and possible sudden clotting of the coronary and other arteries. Other factor also contribute. Our greater average longevity today is due largely to control of cholesterol and other risk factors. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

Your parents!: The main reason for elevated lipids/cholesterol levels are genetic. That is why a family history of premature cardiac disease is so important. If you do have this history, you should have you cholesterol levels checked. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and symptoms of high cholesterol?

Diet and Genetic: Causes of high cholesterol are diet in high saturated fats and genetic we inherited from our parents
there mau be no symptoms in most people and it is diagnosed by glood test. Rarely you see discoloured growths in the skin called xantholasma or bumps in tendons in the hands and feet. ...Read more

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What causes high cholesterol, what are its risks, and what can I do to lower the risks?

Triglycerides: Are more important than cholesterol. Although cholesterol is involved in atheroma (arterial disease) it is not the cause. Triglycerides are associated with sugar ingestion. ...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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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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Can high cholesterol cause tendinitis? Thanks!

Can high cholesterol cause tendinitis? Thanks!

Yes: Very high cholesterol levels are associated with cholesterol deposits in tendons with tendonitis resulting. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol related to blood pressure?

Is it true that high cholesterol related to blood pressure?

Not as such: Not directly, but both are notable common risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and can be common similar risk factors in many people. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol (230 total) cause small vessel disease?

Can high cholesterol (230 total) cause small vessel disease?

Small vessel disease: Risk factors for small vessel disease include: tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, unhealthy diet
inactive lifestyle, diabetes, being female, an estrogen deficiency (in women), polycystic ovarian syndrome
increasing age, older than 45 in men and older than 55 in women. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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High Cholesterol (Definition)

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