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The Benefits Of Biotin For Lowering Cholesterol
Is there a list of vegetable/plant fats and oils, comparing their relative healthiness/badness for your cardiovascular well-being?
Yes: You can get that at the aha website. Note new data on the benefits of olive oil! ...Read more
Side effects: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. ...Read more
All Relatively Rare: Cholesterol (?$, but misleading): a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), fundamental to 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). Study: nusi.Org, lustig. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meds, exercise, food: 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. Physician can order meds if indicated. Exercise. ...Read more
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Does taking niacin (vitamin b-3) lower your LDL and raise HDL cholesterol and is it safer than taking statins for lowering your total cholesterol.
Best kinds of fish besides salmon that's high in the good oils that help with lowering cholesterol? How many mgs flax oil pills should be taken daily?
Fish oil for brain: The omega 3 fatty acids must be from fish rather than from plant source in order to benefit brain health. Take ~1200mg epa/day + ~1000mg dha /day must be taken with food or drink that has fat in it, in order to absorb the fish oil....Otherwise you will be flushing your omega3 fish oil down the toilet without having absorbed it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weaker yes statin no: Zetia (ezetimibe) is weaker than most statin medications when it comes to cholesterol reduction. However it is not a statin and, in fact, has an entirely different mechanism of action working to prevent dietary cholesterol absorption rather than decrease hepatic cholesterol production (the statins mechanism). Zetia (ezetimibe) can be used alone or in combination with a statin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Best Diet?: There is no best diet for all people. A diet needs to fill the nutritional needs, and these needs vary with different individuals. For any one individual it would be advisable to have a physician give you a check-up and then advise you on what would be the best diet for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Daily weight lifting will eventually increase your muscle mass, which not only improves your strength and makes you more functional for daily activities, but also increases your baseline metabolism which makes it easier to lose weight. In addition, regular exercise has been shown to cause endorphin release, which improves mood. ...Read more
There are a few: Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is made up of two meds; Simvastatin which mostly lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Niacin which lowers LDL and triglycerides and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. The most likely side effects of Simvastatin are an inflammed liver and muscle aches, and with Niacin an inflammed liver as well as a flushing of the face which can be toned down by taking Aspirin 1/2 hour before it. ...Read more
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