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