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Doctor insights on: Is Swiss Cheese Bad For Your Cholesterol

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Is swiss cheese bad for your cholesterol?

Is swiss cheese bad for your cholesterol?

Not in moderation: Low fat cheese is part of a healthy diet and can decrease the risk of osteoporosis, stroke and high blood pressure as well as migraines. Cheese can be high in fat and sodium so you should only eat 1-2 small portions per day. ...Read more

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How bad is cream cheese for health. Are cheeses in general bad too for people with high cholesterol?

How bad is cream cheese for health. Are cheeses in general bad too for people with high cholesterol?

Fats solid @ rm temp: as a general rule are bad for you as they are saturated (with hydrogen bonds) and so solid, not liquid at room temp. Saturated fats raise LDL (the "bad cholesterol"), which when oxidized causes plaque accumulation. Cream cheese, butter, and cheeses in general are solids at room temp, high in saturated fat and hence atherosclerotic. ...Read more

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Is milk, butter, cheese, meat & eggs bad for cholesterol.My LDL is high & was put on welchol (colesevelam) just for 4 months.Is dairy ok for people with diabetes.

Is milk, butter, cheese, meat & eggs bad for cholesterol.My LDL is high &  was put on welchol (colesevelam) just for 4 months.Is dairy ok for people with diabetes.

Yes yes yes yes yes: Granted, lowfat or skim milk wouldn't contain too much fat, and neither would egg whites isolated from the yolks, but in general the foods you listed are good sources of bad fats and should generally be limited. ...Read more

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When after you eat cheese until your cholesterol rises?

Quickly : Minutes depending on how much you eat. Try it: have your cholesterol checked fasting and then come back an hour later after a full cheese meal. It also depends on what cheese you eat. Cheeses made with whole milk are going to raise it more. Low fat cheese and hard cheese like romano and parmigian will raise it less. ...Read more

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If you eat two or three slices of cheese for a week. Will your cholesterol go up right away or in a week?

If you eat two or three slices of cheese for a week. Will your cholesterol go up right away or in a week?

Not immediately: Your triglycerides might go up immediately with heavy cheese intake, but the LDL cholesterol (this is the cholesterol most affected by saturated fat intake) would go up more slowly. You would need to eat more cheese than just two slices a day for a week to see a difference there. ...Read more