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How many fat grams to eat per day on low cholesterol diet?

How many fat grams to eat per day on low cholesterol diet?

Low fat diet: I don't give my patients numbers, you want to try and eliminate as much fat as possible for you. If whatever you settle on doesn't achieve lipid targets, statin or other drug can be added. ...Read more

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When i'm on low-cholesterol diet. How many grams of fat should I eat per day?

When i'm on low-cholesterol diet. How many grams of fat should I eat per day?

See below: Your diet should be less than 30% ot daily calorie from total fat. 7% from saturated fat and less than 1% from trans fats and less than 300 mg of cholesterol. A target of 15-30 gm monosaturated fats. Avoid butter, margarine, hydrogenated oil, lard and palm oil. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really low cholesterol and even though it's healthy. for an active 15 yr old do I have enough fat to keep my tendons lubed?

What to do if I have really low cholesterol and even though it's healthy. for an active 15 yr old do I have enough fat to keep my tendons lubed?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is low cholesterol a good thing?

Can you answer, is low cholesterol a good thing?

Good for health: Low total cholesterol and low LDL (bad) cholesterol are associated with long life and reduced heart and brain problems. The only thing to watch is the HDL (good) cholesterol level. If that is also low, the benefits of low LDL may be lost. ...Read more

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Is low cholesterol a symptom of any specific mediacl condition?

Is low cholesterol a symptom of any specific mediacl condition?

Yes, many conditions: Low cholesterol can be a sign of serious problems, in fact i consider low chol. To be more serious than high chol. Some cases are hereditary, but if previously normal chol. Becomes low it can be a sign of hyperthyroidism, liver disease, malnutrition, cancer, chronic infections or inflammation. It should be evaluated by a doctor who takes it seriously, not one who says "it's nothing to worry about.". ...Read more

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I am wondering what health risks are associated with low cholesterol ?

I am wondering what health risks are associated with low cholesterol ?

Probably none: Generally, populations with low cholesterol appear to have the lowest rates of heart disease and stroke. Some studies have suggested that very cholesterol levels below 100 might be associated with cancer, but most experts believe this is due to cancer causing low cholesterol rather than the other way round. Longer studies have not shown any risk. Hope this information helps. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is a low cholesterol diet?

How do I know exactly what is a low cholesterol diet?

Low animal: Chol: animal product. Decreasing/avoiding animal products lowers chol intake. Eggs, liver, organ meats, butter, lard, shortening, fatty meats are high chol foods. Blood levels increase more with high fat (especially solid fats, and trans fats), simple sugars, and hi chol intake. Low chol diet generally aims for <200 -300mg/day (an egg has about 240mg). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how high and low cholesterol level differ?

Can you please tell me how high and low cholesterol level differ?

Cholesterol: I presume you are referring to high density lipoprotein cholesterol or hdl, which is the molecule that MAP bed cholesterol away from the arteries back to the liver thus called "good" cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein orldl is the "bad" cholesterol that can inflow into the lining of the artery to form atherosclerotic plaque. ...Read more