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Will Lecithin Clean Cholesterol Out Of Arteries
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Probably not: You can overdo zinc which will lead to a copper deficiency and neurological problems. There is a reason we need micronutrients. Micro meaning small amounts. Large amounts of any nutrient can be harmful. Be very careful with supplements, they can interact with medications and with each other. Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing. ...Read more
In Short: It gets taken up into the cells. Then, immune cells called monocytes see it and turn into their bigger, meaner cousin called macrophages. Those macrophages get angry and foam things up in the tissues and lead to the repetition of this cycle. ...Read more
Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) wipe out the cholesterol in your arteries? Or just low the amount of cholesterol produce by the body
Both, kind of...: The main function of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is to decrease your hepatic production of cholesterol. However, several studies shows that when this happens, over time you may see an improvement in your vascular health as evidenced by stabilization of plaque, reduction in plaque size, and reduction in carotid wall thickness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe (not) . . .: Tricky question. Exercise can raise HDL (good) cholesterol which helps remove LDL (bad) cholesterol (plaques) from artery walls. So in one sense, exercise can wash arteries of plaque. But completely free? Probably not. You'd also need to adjust your diet and hope you chose good parents who didn't give you genetic predisposition to high cholesterol. That's where medications come in handy. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Is it true that cocoa helps prevent plaque from building up in the arteries and may reduce the risk of heart disease?
Is it true that decreasing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol removed plaque from arteries?
Yes: Reducing LDL and increasing HDL can reduce plaque in arteries. 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can olive oil contribute to arterial plaque? What about if olive oil is the only source of fat, (about 6-8 servings)?
Possibly,NOT HEALTHY: While olive oil, esp. Raw fresh extra virgin is a relatively healthy oil to use (see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=132) large amounts are associated with increased risk of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1cgojkl it should never be the only source of fat; good health requires essential omega 3 fats ; olive oil lacks these. See http://bit.Ly/18mu5yg ; http://bit.Ly/15ib3z. ...Read more
Love to eat Olive oil .My LDL cholesterol went from 85 to 106. Is the saturated fat in extra virgin olive oil harmful. Did it raise LDL cholesterol
Olive oil.: While olive oil is one of the healthier oils as far as the proportions of healthy fasts versus unhealthy fats, it's still an oil, with 18 grams of fat per tablespoon, and could raise your LDL and triglycerides if you use too much. That being said, an LDL of 106 is still pretty good. But try to limit your use of oil in general. ...Read more
What is the main culprit in causing plaque build up in arteries when it comes to food content - saturated fat or cholesterol?
Can I prevent clogging of artheries by taking Omega 3? No smoking/alcohol/ high cholesterol/BP/blood sugar BUT family history of coronary desease.
What leaf?: Ethyl alcohol is the same alcohol that people drink. I am not sure where you can buy it, outside of buying grain alcohol from the liquor store or from a chemistry lab. Are you sure you aren't referring to isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol? Anyway, I am not at all sure as to the type of leaf for which you are referring? Nor is it clear what you mean by essential oil? Sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As body sex hormone made from cholesterol and cholesterol made from saturated fat how is that healthy when you cut out saturated fat?
Medicine Myths: I am not sure what you are really asking given the question, but our bodies do not recognize 'cholesterol' in the diet. Foods are broken into fats, sugars and proteins in the stomach and small intestines and then presented to the liver as storage or building blocks for the variety of processes the liver manages. Your liver knows what to do with the fats to make what it needs. ...Read more
CAD: Coronary artery disease and its sequelae are one of the leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Certainly, genetics play a large role in plaque buildup. A diet low in fat/cholesterol and avoiding cigarettes are two of the best ways to reduce your chances of developing diseased arteries. ...Read more
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