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Is Shrimp High In Cholesterol
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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
For five months me and my friend are doing a vegetarian/fruit/fish diet only. We eat fish every day (salmon, shrimps,tuna). We now what we eat low mercury fish but can these fish cause cholesterol lvl to be high? Any side effects?
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
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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