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Do I lose benefits of lower saturated fats and lower cholesterol if I have some butter intake?

Do I lose benefits of lower saturated fats and lower cholesterol if I have some butter intake?

No: Your overall diet is more important, not the occasional intake of some butter. Don't worry about this. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have 154 ldl/91 hdl/67 triglycerides. Should i start taking a statin to lower cholesterol? I'm 67, female, in good general health and weight

I have 154 ldl/91 hdl/67 triglycerides.  Should i start taking a statin to lower cholesterol? I'm 67, female, in good general health and weight

Not enough info: You do not provide the cholesterol or triglycerides. It does not look like a statin deal and i never prescribed them anyway. Sugar is much more dangerous than fats. ...Read more

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How to reduce my high cholesterol without losing weight?

How to reduce my high cholesterol without losing weight?

See this link:: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/tab=indepth.

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Can there be a proven diet to lower cholesterol?

Can there be a proven diet to lower cholesterol?

Don't eat animals.: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com for a low-fat, starch-based diet that will lower cholesterol. Dr. Mcdougall cites lots of research for his diet. ...Read more

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What are some of the ways you can lower cholesterol natural?

What are some of the ways you can lower cholesterol natural?

Veggies: Eat a vegetarian diet (or as close to it as you can) with lots of soluble fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Get lots of aerobic exercise, don't smoke. Pick parents who don't have high cholesterol (harder to do than the other suggestions!) good luck. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me on foods that you can eat to lower cholesterol?

Can you please guide me on foods that you can eat to lower cholesterol?

Foods: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more

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Does fruit lower cholesterol?

Does fruit lower cholesterol?

No, ↓ HDL & ↑ LDL: Fruits are high in sugar, including fruit sugar, fructose, which is rapidly converted by the liver, ~85% first pass, into triglyceride fat & exported into visceral fat stores. ?ed triglycerides & visceral fat stores displaces cholesterol in LDL particles, increases LDL particle concentrations while also ?ing large HDL particle concentrations. Cholesterol wrong focus, see my other answers on this. ...Read more

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Does peppermint help lower cholesterol?

Peppermint: there are claims in the commercial literature that peppermint lowers cholesterol, I can't find any good scientific studies of the same. I wouldn't count on lowering my cholesterol with peppermint ...Read more

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Is coq10 ok to take to lower cholesterol?

Is coq10 ok to take to lower cholesterol?

No harm no benefit: You may take it but do not expect it to affect your cholesterol.
Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Wish you good health!
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Will taking cinnimon pills lower cholesterol?

Doubt: Although, it is a popular belief that cinnamon helps lower cholesterol, i've yet to see a single patient in my practice who had success with this treatment. I've not seen cinnamon to be found to be effective in studies to decrease cholesterol. ...Read more

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How effectively does oatmeal lower cholesterol?

How effectively does oatmeal lower cholesterol?

Helpful: Oatmeal lowers cholesterol two ways. First it has 7% fiber. Second, it has polyunsaturated fatty acids. ...Read more

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What foods and drinks will help lower cholesterol?

Fruits veggies grain: whole foods from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans will help lower your cholesterol. Making a smoothie with an apple and veggies will help lower the cholesterol. Cholesterol is found mostly in animal products, so try to avoid animal meats. ...Read more

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How might you lower cholesterol level quickly for test?

See below: No easy way you can fast and can vigously excercise and that might lower it enough for what you need. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more


Risk Of Losing Pregnancy (Definition)

Pregnancy loss before the 22nd week is called a miscarriage. Most miscarriages are caused by chromosome problems that make it impossible for the baby to develop. Usually, these problems are unrelated to the ...Read more