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
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
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
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
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
The scale at my house shows a different number compared to the one at my doctors. It's 2kg heavier. But the one at my house, I compared it with 4 other scales around the neighborhood. Yes, I weighed first thing in the morning, no food or drink.... Read more
Bloodwork results:Triglycerides are at 85! They've never been that low. cholesterol is 177, a1c is 5.3, kidney function is not good though, 7pts above highest # Drs appt Monday to talk treatment plan. I'm insulin resistant and on metformin for that.... Read more
From what I've read, there's no magic number and it actually varies from person to person. Could take you 2 weeks, could take 2 months. Just keep at it and you will wake up one day to find it all feels automatic.... Read more
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
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
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
This blog is a featured "SparkStory," one of the classic posts from our members that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to the SparkPeople Community.SparkPeople Member: SHADOWSPARKI can only describe the feeling as being... Read more
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
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
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