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Is olestra found in margarine?

Is olestra found in margarine?

Read labels: Hello! Olestra was approved in 1996 by the FDA as a food additive. Suggest you read all labels. ...Read more

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Would eating peanut butter reduce my triglyceride level?

Would eating peanut butter reduce my triglyceride level?

No: If you want to reduce triglyceride level, you must exercise daily, keep ideal body weight, reduce glycemia. Intake of fish oil upto 5 gm will also help.If you still have problem with the triglycerides see an md! ...Read more

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Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more

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Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Sweeteners: Don't have calories, i agree. The trouble is that our taste mechanism is made up of 6 stimulants--- sweet, sour bitter, salt, astringent, and metal. All god made food provides flavor from permutations and combinations of the 6. A single sweet input provides a jolt of pleasure that is addictive. It is brain signals that govern our ability to adapt to our environment. We need to obey diet rules. ...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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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Substrate name for lipase enzyme?

Olive oil: At least that's what we used for assays when i was doing a lot of clinical chemistry. Today kitmakers sell you "lipase substrate" which the physician need only do quality control on. I suspect it's olive oil. ...Read more

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Is hydrogenated soybean oil a trans fat?

Depends HOW Done: The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Plant fats more double bonds & liquid, than animal, more solid, but this does not mean healthier: ancel keys fraudulent. ...Read more

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Which foods have HDL cholesterol?

Which foods have HDL cholesterol?

Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read more

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Do sunflower seeds help cholesterol levels?

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Sunflower seeds: Absolutely. This is due to rich content of cholesterol-lowering phytosterols. ...Read more

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Does lard contain trans fat or saturated fat?

Does lard contain trans fat or saturated fat?

Healthy, Not Trans: Lard, stored animal fat, no trans bonds. Ancel keys: fraudulent. The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats, plant & animal, are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. No evidence nat. Sat. Fat unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is avocado containvbad cholesterol?It will increaseccholesterol level?

Is avocado containvbad cholesterol?It will increaseccholesterol level?

NO chol, lowers it: Cholesterol is only found in animal foods (meat, dairy, eggs) so avocado has no cholesterol. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated oleic acid and phytosterols. Research suggests eating avocados lowers total chol. About 16% while both lowering LDL and increasing hdl. See http://inhumanexperiment.Blogspot.Com/2012/08/avocados-and-cholesterol.Html. ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What are lipase inhibitors (orlistat)?

Orlistat: Orlistat is lipase inhibiter and is used to loose weight in over weight individuals with low fat, low calorie diet and exercise.So fat is in not absorped in its entirity and is passed undigested in stools. ...Read more

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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch  and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more