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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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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 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 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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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 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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I read that chances of dying with high cholesterol if u do nothing is 1 in 186. Is this true? Statin drugs will kill me way before that if this is tru

I read that chances of dying with high cholesterol if u do nothing is 1 in 186. Is this true? Statin drugs will kill me way before that if this is tru

Not sure but...: I have no idea where you read that & i question its accuracy, but high cholesterol has a surprisingly small role in cardiovascular disease. Statin drugs can cause serious side effects & have never been proven to extend life! for further discussion see http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://www.Spacedoc.Com/cholesterol_articles. ...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 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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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 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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High Cholesterol (Definition)

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