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Is it possible to bd skinny and a vegetarian and still have high cholesterol?

Is it possible to bd skinny and a vegetarian and still have high cholesterol?

YES: remember that two thirds (2/3) of LDL (bad) cholesterol in your body is produced but your liver and only 1/3 comes from diet. Only exercise will improve your HDL (good) cholesterol. And this is for people who do NOT have familial hyperlipidemia ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more


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My family history includes high cholesterol and triglycerides. I am a vegetarian and mine are high also. What steps can I take?

My family history includes high cholesterol and triglycerides. I am a vegetarian and mine are high also. What steps can I take?

See a Doctor: There are many genetic or inherited conditions that can lead to high cholesterol and or high triglycerides. It is important to see a doctor who understands these conditions, (lipidologist) report an accurate family history and have any children screened also . Also, it is important to find out if there is a family history of premature (early in life) heart disease. Info: www.Learnyourlipids.Com. ...Read more

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Is there anything OTC I can get for high cholesterol? I'm a vegetarian and don't use fish oil.

Is there anything OTC I can get for high cholesterol? I'm a vegetarian and don't use fish oil.

One option: Red yeast rice naturally contains lovastatin. Naive people who think "synthetic is bad" can use this very effective cholesterol-lowering agent and imagine it's superior "because it's natural." Vegetarianism is only a mild help in managing lipid and when you control for everything, really doesn't protect against heart disease or much else. Especially, Rx yourself some good aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I would not worry: Vegetarianism is a moral choice and I'm glad you are allowing yourself eggs -- this is important in keeping you healthy. If your hypercholesterolemia is familial (as mine is), you'll probably be on meds by the time it matters, and in the meantime I'd rather you simply stay fit than try a dietary modificaiton that will probably not matter much and make your life less easy & enjoyable. ...Read more

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What is a high cholesterol?

What is a high cholesterol?

High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk. ...Read more

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How to remove high cholesterol?

How to remove high cholesterol?

Rx & diet: U need 2 c ur pcp and talk over the options which include exercise, rx, & diet. Then u need 2 stick 2 the program. ...Read more

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How to decrease high cholesterol?

How to decrease high cholesterol?

VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Cholesterol wrong focus; see many questions I have answered covering this topic. While "theory" that hi sat. Fat foods (started: 1953 by ancel keys) was the problem, evidence from research & actual clinical trials is opposite to this. Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI.org, DietDoctor.com, Loren Cordain, Nora Gedgaudas, etc! ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol be reversed?

Lowering cholesterol: High levels of total and LDL cholesterol can be lowered with lifestyle change such as exercise and diet as well as with cholesterol-lowering drugs. ...Read more

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How to control high cholesterol?

How to control high cholesterol?

Depends: More information is needed about total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. There are drugs that can reduce cholesterol levels. You can also try life style modifications. It would be prudent to see a doctor for treatment specific for you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol be inherited?

Yes: Your liver makes cholesterol and your intestines absorb it from what you eat. If you have a liver that makes tons of cholesterol and/or have intestines that are extremely efficient at absorbing it from your food, you can develop high cholesterol. These are things that you are born with that you can not fundamentally change about your body with today's technology. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more