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My Cholesterol Level Is 206 And Will Like To Keep It Low
More veg/fish, less.: If u r young and in general good health, 206 is very mildly elavated and if you have high level of HDL (good cholesterol) say above 60...I would not worry much about it (less than 200 = good). Balanced diet with more fish/veggies, less animal fats/cholesterol, and more aerobic exercise will do the job! an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure..Stay well and healthy.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a sterol that is contained in human cell membranes. If cholesterol levels in the blood are too high it can cause risk for strokes, heart attack or peripheral vascular disease. Your cholesterol level can be determined with a simple blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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