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What Type Of Foods Cause High Cholesterol
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
Animal fats: High intake of saturated fat increases cholesterol (from any non-swimming animal: beef, pork, chicken, milk, cream, cheese, pizza et)c. Trans fats are bad as well and these are found in margarines, processed and fast foods (including cookie and baking mixes). Cholesterol intake from eggs and shellfish is a minor cause. Fruit, veggies, unsaturated fats, seeds, nuts, fish, soy are alternatives. ...Read more
Whatelse cause my high LDL as it is confirmed not cause by high cholesterol food , thyroid, genetic?
Probably genetic.: Most cases of high cholesterol do have a genetic basis, and this does not necessarily mean that your parents or other family members share the same clinical presentation. I am curious to why you state that your high cholesterol is confirmed not genetic, as this is virtually impossible to confirm or disaffirm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes atherosclerosis? My diet consists of lost of fast food, however I do not have high cholesterol, what are the chances that i will develop atherosclerosis?
Many things!: Your family history is important. Cholesterol values alone are not as predictive of the ratio of total cholesterol, to HDL cholesterol. High blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, with Insulin resistance, which is primarily seen in people with "belly" weight, ie. Apples! lack of exercise is a major factor as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics & Lifestyle: These are the two main causes of high cholesterol. For the average individual only about 10 to 20% of your circulating cholesterol is from dietary sources, the remainder is manufactured by the liver according to your genetic "set point." foutunately the are a number of options available to control both sources of cholesterol in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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