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Does shrimp have a high level of cholesterol?

Does shrimp have a high level of cholesterol?

Yes, but ...: Shrimp is higher in cholesterol than other seafood, but it doesn't affect a person's blood cholesterol very much. Seafood is generally better for your cholesterol than beef or other animal fats. ...Read more

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Should i eat shrimp if my cholesterol is high?

Should i eat shrimp if my cholesterol is high?

Yes because...: This is fine because 1) even though shrimp is high in cholesterol, eating it does not significantly raise our cholesterol (see http://www.Cnn.Com/health/indepth.Food/meat/seafood/healthful.Shrimp/) and 2) research shows women with high cholesterol live longer and have reduced risk of heart attacks and stroke! see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks.Html. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have cholesterol problem , should I stope eating shrimps & egg in my diet.

Hi Doctor,  I have cholesterol problem , should I stope eating shrimps & egg in my diet.

Hypercholesterolemia: Both shrimp and eggs are high in cholesterol. But everything can be eaten in moderation. Become a label reader and stay away from high risk foods. That being said hypercholesterolemia is multifactorial and have many reasons, diet is not the only contributor. ...Read more

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What to do for high level cholesterol?

What to do for high level cholesterol?

Diet and Statin: Things you can do include a weight reducing diet (if obese), avoiding animal fats, try take control or benechol margarines, and use metamucil. Most people will also need a statin drug like simvastatin, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor to get their LDL (bad) cholesterol to goal. These reduce cholesterol by 40-60% and are proven to reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 50%, and save lives. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a diet high in cholesterol?

What is the risk of a diet high in cholesterol?

Atherosclerosis: A cholesterol-rich diet, and according to some a diet rich in saturated fats, is a minor risk factor toward atherosclerosis (heart attack, sudden death, stroke). It's nothing compared to heredity, smoking, lack of exercise, hypertension or diabetes. If you're staying fit and taking meds to manage health problems, I would not tolerate anyone criticizing your food choices. Life's to be enjoyed. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if a food is high in cholesterol?

Is there a way to know if a food is high in cholesterol?

Look on the Back: The nutrition label on the back in any us store will always have the cholesterol content listed. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is too high.. please suggest ways to lower it?

My cholesterol is too high.. please suggest ways to lower it?

D&E: Diet and exercise. If that's inadequate, discuss whether a statin would be indicated with your health provider. ...Read more