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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between A Low Fat Diet And A Low Cholesterol Diet

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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When i'm on low-cholesterol diet. How many grams of fat should I eat per day?

When i'm on low-cholesterol diet. How many grams of fat should I eat per day?

See below: Your diet should be less than 30% ot daily calorie from total fat. 7% from saturated fat and less than 1% from trans fats and less than 300 mg of cholesterol. A target of 15-30 gm monosaturated fats. Avoid butter, margarine, hydrogenated oil, lard and palm oil. ...Read more

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How many fat grams to eat per day on low cholesterol diet?

How many fat grams to eat per day on low cholesterol diet?

Low fat diet: I don't give my patients numbers, you want to try and eliminate as much fat as possible for you. If whatever you settle on doesn't achieve lipid targets, statin or other drug can be added. ...Read more

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Can someone stick to a low-cholesterol diet and still successfully gain weight?

Can someone stick to a low-cholesterol diet and still successfully gain weight?

Yes: Weight gain comes from increased calories which are found in all foods - fat, carbohydrate, and protein sources. Limiting one (fat) does not mean that excess calories are not consumed in other 2. ...Read more

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Are avocados bad to eat when going on a low cholesterol diet?

Moderation: While high in oils, these oils are healthy and more benefit achieved from vitamins and other nutrients. Like just about everything else, too much of a good thing can be bad. There are more calories and that can increase weight. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is a low cholesterol diet?

How do I know exactly what is a low cholesterol diet?

Low animal: Chol: animal product. Decreasing/avoiding animal products lowers chol intake. Eggs, liver, organ meats, butter, lard, shortening, fatty meats are high chol foods. Blood levels increase more with high fat (especially solid fats, and trans fats), simple sugars, and hi chol intake. Low chol diet generally aims for <200 -300mg/day (an egg has about 240mg). ...Read more

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What to do if I have to make a menu for a low cholesterol diet, but i don't know what to put on it. Any suggestions?

Plant foods: In general stick with plant foods and avoid saturated fats. See this site for specific dishes.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/low-cholesterol/index.html?utm_campaign=argyle+social-2011-05;utm_medium=squared+r+agency;utm_source=twitter;utm_term=2011-05-26-15-10-00. ...Read more

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My dad's cholesterol is 300 despite taking 40mg atorvastatins and following low cholesterol diet. What else can he do?

Keep taking it: Your dad should follow a vegetarian, vegan or Mediterranean diet. He should exercise daily, not smoke, and be sure he has normal BP. Beyond that, he need not do anything else. The 2013 AHA guidelines point out that just taking a statin is protective regardless of the level attained - they don't even recommend re-checking it after you begin the statin. (not everyone agrees but it's useful to know). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father's cholesterol is 300 despite taking 40mg atorvastatins and following low cholesterol diet?

What do you suggest if my father's cholesterol is 300 despite taking 40mg atorvastatins and following low cholesterol diet?

Shift: Consider shifting to a more potent statin which is Rusovastatin(Crestor (rosuvastatin) ) . Doubling the dose of Atorvastatin will lower cholesterol only by a third and your father has a long way to go. If unsuccessful consider finding a lipid specialist who may refer him for trials using new drugs. Your father appears to have a genetic type of hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions.Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies..Yu're eating healthy! ...Read more

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How can you lower cholesterol numbers when a low fat, low cholesterol diet and aerobic exercise don't work?

How can you lower cholesterol numbers when a low fat, low cholesterol diet and aerobic exercise don't work?

Medications: If you are doing all the right things and still have a high cholesterol, you may need cholesterol lowering medications - statins. These are very effective and generally safe with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a low fat diet and a low calorie diet?

What are the differences between a low fat diet and a low calorie diet?

Many: Low calorie diets are usually between 1000 and 1200 calories females, allow for some fats (mostly the "good" fats). They should be balanced with complex carbs (not refined) and good quality protein. The "low fat diets" only work if you don't substitute sugar and simple carb calories for the fat you don't eat. Low fat diets did not work in the 1980's because sugar/carbs were consumed instead of fat. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed & I get diarrhea often. I was put on a low cholesterol diet, but now spicy food is causing diarrhea. What foods are safe?

I had my gallbladder removed & I get diarrhea often. I was put on a low cholesterol diet, but now spicy food is causing diarrhea. What foods are safe?

None: do not worry diarrhea is very common after GB surgery your body trying to adjust to the lack of the GB regulating the bile and to the flood of bile that is now dripping constantly from the common duct eventually the body will componsate the reason the fatty food and the spicy food caused diarrhea because they are both increased the gastric acid and that stimulate more bile and enzymes
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Need suggestion for low fat diet and skin care?

Need suggestion for low fat diet and skin care?

Pangea Organics: I recommend pangea organics. They have excellent product for sensitive skin including the egyptian calendula with blood orange facial cleanser, french rosemary with sweet orange facial toner, and italian red mandarin with rose facial cream. These offer carefully selected bio available ingredients that provide superior hydration in addition to anti aging, antioxidant, smoothing ; calming benefits. ...Read more

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I'm on a mainly vegan high carb low fat diet and heard it is unhealthy. i feel better&i'm trying to gain weight/muscle. should i continue this diet?

I'm on a mainly vegan high carb low fat diet and heard it is unhealthy. i feel better&i'm trying to gain weight/muscle. should i continue this diet?

Yes, as long as...: Vegan diets when done properly are very healthy. High carb diets can lead to weight gain but that is what you are aiming for. Not all carbs are created equal. Minimize simple carbs (sugars, starches) and emphasize complex carbs. No need to avoid healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil and nuts. Make sure you are getting enough protein. Supplement with B12 & D. See http://tinyurl.com/l9gtgjw ...Read more

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I have gained 55lbs in the last year despite exercise, low fat diet, and constant breast feeding. What is wrong with me?! I have gained 55lbs in the last year despite exercise, low fat diet, and constant breast feeding. What is wrong with me?!

LOW FAT : My experience is low fat does not work very well.You could have Insulin resistance, carbohydrate intolerance, you should ask your md..Some of your questions are answered at www.Weighstation.Net look at newsletters increase cardio, decrease carbs and be sure you eat. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Duhaney
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Low Fat Diet (Definition)

Low fat diet prevents the gallbladder from squeezing after a fatty meal. This ...Read more