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Is mega doses vit c really helpful for heart disease or cholesterol?

Not that we know. Supplemental vitamin c has not been shown to decrease the risk of coronary artery disease. On the other hand, eating right which would include plenty of fruits and vegetables (usually rich in vitamins including c) is the cornerstone of prevention. Read more...
No. Large doses of anti oxidants vitamin a c and e have all failed to show cardivascular benefits. Consuming large doses of vitamins can be harmful as well . Most of the time the body excretes excess vitamins and doesnt utilize it. Read more...

Can high cholesterol cause heart disease?

Yes. High cholesterol (mainly the ldl) is a risk factor for development of coronary artery disease. It is most important in patients with other "risk factors" like diabetes, smoking, hypertension, family history & obesity. Read more...
When combined with.. Cholesterol clearly plays a role in the development of cardiovascular disease but its role has been exaggerated. Half of those with heart disease do not have high cholesterol & many with high cholesterol do not get heart disease. The biggest cause is inflammation. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & my comment:. Read more...

Is high cholesterol considered a cause of heart disease?

Yes. It's a risk factor. Smoking, hypertension, diabetes, age, and family history of premature heart disease are also risk factors. Read more...
Inflammation. It is the amount of damage in vessel wall due to inflammation that creates risk - cholesterol is used by body to repair vessels - having good cholesterol is good (works like joint compound for sealing dry wall) - the bad cholesterol like LDL and lipoprotein a creates risk. High cholesterol means your liver and gall bladder is not converting cholesterol to bile need b6 to normalize this. Read more...
No, Lipoproteins are. Cholesterol, made by every animal cell, has long been promoted by the NIH as a surrogate marker for Low Density Lipoproteins because of correlation if cholesterol >350 mg/dL, yet ?ingly unreliable when lower. LDL particles carry 3 to 6,000 fat molecules/particle & are NOT equivalent to cholesterol. Thus focus on NMR lipoprotein concentrations & avoid low fat diet which routinely drives LDL? & HDL? Read more...

What percentage of people with high cholesterol get heart disease?

Most. Remember heart disease is far & away #1 killer of men & women in U.S. So it's prevalent. This increases as we age ...The question is how severe does it become. Read more...
Depends. Dear jaguar, this is a great question. It all comes down to how many other risk factors someone has for heart disease, including smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity (the modifiable risk factors), and age and male gender (unmodifiable risk factors). The more risk factors someone has, the higher their risk of heart disease; high cholesterol is one component of comprehensive risk assessment. Read more...

I eat many cholesterol-filled foods and am afraid of heart disease due to family history. How to prevent this?

Check. First check your cholesterol levels. Depending on levels you may or may not need treatment with medications. With a family history of heart disease, it would be best to maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, avoid smoking, and be on a heart healthy diet. Read more...

Has it been scientifically proven that high cholesterol is dangerous? Is there a proven link between high cholesterol and heart disease?

Depends on how high. The Framingham Study, the seminal research study on heart disease, done in the late 80's called into question the focus on cholesterol. A recent British journal of Medicine review did the same and indicated limited value of statins. It appears that cholesterol over 250 along with diabetes and elevated triglycerides is extremely dangerous. Other than that, not confirmed scientifically. Read more...