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Doctor insights on: Which Types Of Lipids Must Be Listed On Food Labels

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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What kind of diet is best for high lipid levels? What should be my staple food?

What kind of diet is best for high lipid levels? What should be my staple food?

Low saturated fat: Substitute animal fats with oils like olive, peanut, and canola oils. Avoid saturated fats like butter, lard, and any other animal fat. Also eat whole grains like whole wheat, oatmeal, rye, barley, quinoa, etc. ...Read more

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What foods would you recommend eating a week before a lipid panel test to try to improve results?

What foods would you recommend eating a week before a lipid panel test to try to improve results?

Same as prior weeks: Getting lipid panel test results is not a game, so there is no goal of getting better numbers within a week's time. One should be eating the same type of diet for the whole month prior to the testing, so that the results will reflect reality. If one eats more healthily for one week prior to the test just to get a better score, she may get better numbers but it won't reflect her past diet. ...Read more

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My blood test shows high level of lipids 265 .. What should I do? What food should I eat and what to avoid.Shall i take medicine....?Help plzzzz

My blood test shows high level of lipids 265 .. What should I do? What food should I eat and what to avoid.Shall i take medicine....?Help plzzzz

Vegetables are your: Friends. And not smothered in butter and salt. Lean meats no larger than a deck of cards or your palm. Fresh fruit is also good. Minimize yellow cheeses in favor of white cheeses . Eggs are ok but egg whites are better. This is a lifestyle so don't go to extremes by totally eliminating foods but rather each meal should be balanced and is a new opportunity to make better choices. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should be avoided when you have high cholesterol and high lipid count?

Please suggest what foods should be avoided when you have high cholesterol and high lipid count?

Balanced diet: Weight loss (if overweight) will often lower cholesterol by up to 20% and triglycerides by up to 50%. Avoiding saturated fat (includes any fat from animals including chicken/cheese/pizza) will reduce cholesterol. Cutting back on carbohydrates in sugar, flour, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes will reduce triglycerides. Fruit, veggies, fish, nuts, soy, unsaturated fats are all fine. ...Read more

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Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Minimally, if at all: Remember most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Only about 1/4 of it comes in through your diet, and if you are adequately fasting (at least 8 hours), most of the dietary cholesterol should be out of your system. Also, the total and HDL (good) cholesterols are not affected much by diet, and can be checked without fasting. ...Read more

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Will drinking beer the day before lipid/blood sugar test effect the test?Or will i be good as long as i avoid all food and drink for 12 hours?

Will drinking beer the day before lipid/blood sugar test effect the test?Or will i be good as long as i avoid all food and drink for 12 hours?

Labs: alcohol can effect the triglycerides if you are a chronic drinker. Best to just be honest with your doctor about your habits so they have as much info as possible to interpret your labs and help you with your health. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more