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Cholesterol Numbers Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cholesterol Numbers.

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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

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

The Keys to Conquering Cholesterol

Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and...  Read more

Started out a little discouraged. Overall number o
Updated 7/28/2015 10:52:12 AM

Started out a little discouraged. Overall number on scale...up 1lb. Good news...it was all muscle mass and my fat % is down! Not half bad for a tough few weeks! phew, 4 Mir weeks until i have to do that again!...  Read more

How do you manually add number of steps? Thank yo
Updated 7/26/2015 2:35:05 PM

How do you manually add number of steps? Thank you, in advance!...  Read more

Question regarding my daily nutrition numbers
Updated 7/24/2015 11:40:02 PM

I often stay within my daily allotted carbs, fat and protein but still go over my calories. Any help on how that happens and what I can do about it?? Thanks...  Read more

How many ounces is each number on the water cup se
Updated 7/20/2015 4:15:26 PM

How many ounces is each number on the water cup section worth?...  Read more

Changed calorie goals but still shows old number
Updated 7/20/2015 1:22:47 PM

I changed my food goals to 1200-1276 calories per day in accordance with my doctors' instruction. When I look at the Nutrition Setup, it has the new calorie amount listed, but when I go to today's food tracker, it has the old total calorie allotment....  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