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Cholesterol Numbers Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cholesterol Numbers.

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance. It is a building block of body cells and hormones, makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high ch...  Read more

SparkPeople Health Measurements

You're committing to a healthier lifestyle for plenty of reasons. Whether you want to look better, feel stronger or live longer, you know that regular exercise, adequate sleep and healthy eating can help us do all of those things—and more....  Read more

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of...  Read more

Fats That Fight Cholesterol

If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you...  Read more

10 Worst Foods of the Year

  Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year. Here there are in his words (in no particul...  Read more

Cholesterol Good Or Bad
Updated 4/17/2014 7:34:46 PM

Ok I have been eating well, I think. Salads, watching my calories, cutting back on both fat and sugar consumption, plus staying within my caloric allowance for the day. All sounds good right??? Just checked out the nutrients at the bottom of my page....  Read more

Cholesterol Concern
Updated 4/12/2014 2:52:13 PM

I recently gave blood and just received the results today. My blood pressure is perfect and I am very healthy. My cholesterol is desirable. The normal range is below 200 and mine is 196. It's pretty close to 200 so should I bring it down? I don't ev...  Read more

How are your numbers at the doctor's?
Updated 4/10/2014 6:00:32 AM

I have been obsessing about losing weight. I talked to my doctor and he wasn't all that concerned about my weight. When I talked to my doctor he said my numbers were all good and to continue doing what I was doing before my last labs. I am overwei...  Read more

round number I don't know LOL
Updated 4/9/2014 4:06:46 AM

It's been about 2 yrs since i was last on here LOL.... My doctor put me on a prescription for a short while ..I am so ready..Food is not my enemy but trying to learn what i really need to eat each day i don't know where to start i eat in moderation,...  Read more

more precise daily summary numbers
Updated 4/4/2014 10:50:51 PM

at the bottom of My Nutrition Tracker are my daily totals summary for the nutrients I am tracking. However, they are rounded off to whole numbers. I am exporting these into a spreadsheet for further manipulation and this rounding causes all kids...  Read more

Buildup of Cholesterol

The most common cause of heart disease in a person with diabetes is hardening of the coronary arteries which is a buildup of cholesterol in the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrition to the heart. Keep your blood sugar as normal as possible.C...  Read more

Know your numbers - and I don't mean your weight!

You should know your cholesterol numbers and triglyceride levels! When you have your blood work done, ask how you can get a copy of the report for your records. Keeping track of these numbers can help you to tackle these issues constructively!52...  Read more

Calling all Canadians

There is a great number of Canadians here at sparkpeople - let us get together and share our stories, have fun together and challenge one another with our goals....  Read more

You Asked: ''Should I Be Concerned about Going Over My Daily Cholesterol Limit?''

Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health? Great question! Dietary cholesterol usually gets a bad rap, but did you know that your body actually needs cholesterol? That's because cholesterol is a building block of body c...  Read more

Tracking Your Numbers

I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev...  Read more

New cholesterol numbers, A1C

Since I have been eating off plan for a little while and got off the Lovastatin every other day, i was wondering how my cholesterol would be affected. My doctor thinks the numbers are " Great! Keep it up. ", but except for my HDL, they all got worse....  Read more

Cholesterol numbers

Well, they checked my cholesterol when i was in the hospital. I guess with 5 vials of blood, they tested everything. I went to the doctor's today for a follow-up, and go my numbers. My total cholesterol went up to 142 last time from 104, and was...  Read more