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How to get food with low calories and low LDL cholesterol?

How to get food with low calories and low LDL cholesterol?

These go together: The key to low LDL is maintaining normal body weight with calorie restriction and daily exercise. Fruits and vegetable are low in calories and will lower your ldl. If you have diabetes, keeping blood sugar in check will help greatly. Avoid animal fats, butter, whole milk and soft cheeses which are caloric. Use nonfat milk and yogurt, whole grains, legumes, nuts, & olive oil in small amts. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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What to do if I'm 25 and my LDL is 186 and cholesterol is 263?

What to do if I'm 25 and my LDL is 186 and cholesterol is 263?

Lifestyle, meds: Make sincere lifestyle / diet changes, and discuss medication options with your doctor.

You may not suffer the negative effects of this level ldl for years, but if / when you do - it could be devastating.

Do not pretend that you are Superman - it will catch up with you, and it won't be pretty.

Best Wishes! ...Read more

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What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

Lipoproteins.: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are types of cholesterol. Ldl is so-called "bad cholesterol" because it increases the risk of heart disease by causing hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis. Hdl is considered "good cholesterol" since it removes cholesterol from the walls of arteries. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a LDL cholesterol?

What type of doctor can order a LDL cholesterol?

ANY DOC=LDL order: Any doctor can order an LDL cholesterol (as part of a lipid panel: ldl, hdl, total cholesterol, triglycerides) but usually your primary physician orders the lab and can counsel you on the results. If you are seeing a cardiologist for any reason they will follow your lipid panel closely. The cardiolgists in my town prefer that the primary care doctors order/manage the results. Ldl goals vary. ...Read more

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How can saturated fats increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic.

http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more

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Does reducing your LDL cholesterol actually reduce plaque in your arteries?

Does reducing your LDL cholesterol actually reduce plaque in your arteries?

Possibly: Several studies shows that when this happens, over time you may see an improvement in your vascular health as evidenced by stabilization of plaque, reduction in plaque size, and reduction in carotid wall thickness. ...Read more

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Hi my NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL is140 and my ldl is 121. Too abnormal? Thank you

Mildly Elevated: Non-HDL cholesterol is a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than traditional LDL cholesterol measurements. The National Lipid Association (lipids. Org), of which I am a founding member, officially published guidelines stating this on September 15th 2014. Lipid levels are one of several cardiac risks factors including high blood pressure, and cigarette smoking that determine cardiac risk ...Read more

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Which foods to be avoided in high cholesterol &is high LDL related to stress?

Stress can lower LDL: Stress can lower cholesterol both LDL and HDL cortisol made by the adrenal gland uses cholesterol delivered by both LDL and HDL cholesterol however for some stress leads to increases ingestion of "comfort food" containing cholesterol and can raise cholesterol. The effects of diet on cholesterol are complex and vary - see a rd who is a lipid specialist www. Learnyourlipids. Com. ...Read more

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Fat in nuts lowers hdl-cholesterol, or the fat in nuts lowers ldl- cholesterol?

Fat in nuts lowers hdl-cholesterol, or the fat in nuts lowers ldl- cholesterol?

Nuts good for HDL: Eating nuts tends to increase HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol. The effect is larger if triglycerides are also elevated. See this excellent review paper for more information:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3257681

also remember that weight loss and exercise improve cardiovascular risk substantially. ...Read more

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Cholesterol Total 138 LdL 62 HdL 35 but triglyceride 258! I'm 23 what can I do?

Cholesterol Total 138 LdL 62 HdL 35 but triglyceride 258! I'm 23 what can I do?

Lifestyle: Add fibre, avoid fructose and other sugars in excess, cut down on trans fats. Also exercise and alcohol only in moderation. Can also try adding slo-niacin supplement if it still doesn't come down ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 220, my LDL 80, HDL 80, triglyderides 175. Do I need a statin?

My cholesterol is 220, my LDL 80, HDL 80, triglyderides 175. Do I need a statin?

Not necessarily: Assuming that you never had a heart attack, you don't need a statin. Your LDL and HDL are really optimal. Your tryglycerides are a bit high, but exercising and decreasing intake of refined sugars and loosing weight if you are overweight should help bring those down to good levels (below 150 mg/dl). ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 156, triglycerides 121, HDL 51 and LDL 81. Should I be concerned?

My cholesterol is 156, triglycerides 121, HDL 51 and LDL 81. Should I be concerned?

No But Yes over time: Cholesterol=made by every animal cell; not correct issue; promoted because always present & ↓ed $ to measure. Lowest CV Ds rates correlate with total cholesterol ~110 mg/dl. A single LDL particle carries 3K-6K fat molecules. LDL-C=not measured from your blood; guessed (T. Chol - HDL-C - 1/5 trigs). Optimal Trig <100. Best get NMR lipoprotein test & get LDL-P <700-400 nmol/L; large-HDL-P >9 μmol/L. ...Read more

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Can you take cholestoff supplement if your cholesterol is high? Can it lower LDL?

Can you take cholestoff supplement if your cholesterol is high? Can it lower LDL?

No evidence it works: There is no evidence that it lowers the LDL
Consult your doctor and get a proper medicine like statins etc. ...Read more

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Is my cholesterol too high at 203? HDL is 68 and LDL is 120... Triglycerides at 74.

Is my cholesterol too high at 203? HDL is 68 and LDL is 120... Triglycerides at 74.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your lab results are not a cause for concern.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I hear that LDL – p is the preferred test for cholesterol. What your position on this?

I hear that LDL – p is the preferred test for cholesterol. What your position on this?

Don't treat numbers: Over decades in medicine, I've watched new markers for cardiac risk come and go. The difficulty with evaluating each new marker is that we are only looking at correlations with mortality / illness in a complex system that's largely still not understood, with often-inaccurate self-accounts from patients. Use your wishes and i'd suggest the classic labs to make decisions (lifestyle, statins). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lower my (ldl) cholesterol and raise my (hdl) cholesterol?

Can you tell me how I could lower my (ldl) cholesterol and raise my (hdl) cholesterol?

Fitness is the key: Medication and perhaps even diet may have an impact, but if it is at all possible, get back into that aerobic fitness lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. It will probably not just raise your HDL but protect your heart and brain, and make you feel far better. What a fine gift to give yourself! ...Read more

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Cholesterol- 175, Triglycerides-50, LDL-100, but my HDL was low at 38... Is this a problem?

Cholesterol- 175, Triglycerides-50, LDL-100, but my HDL was low at 38... Is this a problem?

Not ideal, but...: We would ideally prefer a higher HDL, but the overall picture seems pretty positive. Pursuing a "heart-healthy" lifestyle, with healthy eating habits, regular exercise and avoidance of bad habits like smoking or alcohol or drug abuse would certainly be advisable, and that may lead to improving HDL levels over time. Even so, your total cholesterol:HDL is still less than 5 (as preferred). ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce bad cholesterol LDL only, not increase the good cholesterol hdl?

What can be done to reduce bad cholesterol LDL only, not increase the good cholesterol hdl?

LDL and HDL: In general high LDL cholesterol is associated w/ higher risk of heart & artery disease, while high HDL is generally protective. Genetics is a major determinant of what your levels will be; diet has some influence. Treatments include diet, exercise, & drugs including statins, fibrates, binding resins, & recently some fancy biologic drugs. Medical guidelines on who/how to treat are now very detailed ...Read more

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Is total cholesterol just HDL + LDL or is there another factor in the total cholesterol value?

Is total cholesterol just HDL + LDL or is there another factor in the total cholesterol value?

No, there's more: There are other sub-particles such as vldl (very low density lipid) that also make up the total cholesterol count. Please also note that in the standard lab reports, LDL is a calculated number, not a direct measurement. ...Read more

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Which cholesterol is the good ones and which ones are the bad? Ldl- vldl- hdl-triglycerides...

Non-hdl: Non-hdl is considered the worse of them all. Ldl and vldl can reflect the amount of non- HDL you have in your body. Hdl is protective and triglycerides are good if not above 150 fasting. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about high total cholesterol, but with low LDL and very high hdl?

Usually OK: However, high total cholesterol and high HDL cholesterol may mean increased absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. Some of these patients may also have increased levels of LDL "particles" despite normal LDL cholesterol levels. High HDL syndromes can be confusing, and this is one case where advanced lipid/lipoprotein testing and evaluation by a lipid specialist may help. ...Read more

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Should I get my lpa tested if I have a great cholesterol count of 94, HDL 47, LDL 34, triglycerides 64?

No.: Don't bother. Your framingham cardiac risk score - see internet for details and calculator- should be very low. Additional studies won't add much to this. ...Read more

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My cholesterol its 3.8mmol/l. Triglyceride its 0.6 n HDL it's 1.8 memo/l LDL. 1.7 memo/l it's that good?

My cholesterol its 3.8mmol/l. Triglyceride its 0.6 n HDL it's 1.8 memo/l LDL. 1.7 memo/l it's that good?

Lipids: Total cholesterol less than 5.2 mmol/l is excellent, as is an HDL of 1.6 mmol/l or greater.
Triglycerides of less than 1.7 mmol/l is also very good. Sounds like your lipids are not a problem and you are doing quite well. This must, however, be correlated with your clinical overall picture. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more