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Elevated Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Elevated Cholesterol.

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What Causes High Cholesterol?

Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&...  Read more

The Frequent Traveler's Guide to Staying Healthy

Fitting in fitness, eating well and having the time to relax and rejuvenate can be an overwhelming quest for anyone—and if you add business travel to the mix, it may even feel impossible.  However, if traveling for business is part of...  Read more

Triglycerides and Your Health

If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce...  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

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l...  Read more

ARE YOU TAKING HIGH CHOLESTEROL PILLS?
Updated 8/2/2015 11:18:01 AM

Well I made it to two months short of 63 years of age without taking any pills. As of two weeks ago I now take high cholesterol meds. Anyone have side effects? I read pros and cons of taking the meds if you have no other medical problems. Whats y...  Read more

Worried about Cholesterol
Updated 7/12/2015 3:31:02 AM

My doctor says my cholesterol is fine, but I'm worried because it's over 200. It's 204. HDL is 113 and LDL is 91. Should I try and get my cholesterol down under 200 since the healthy range is 100-199? It probably doesn't matter, but my Triglyceri...  Read more

How to eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet?
Updated 7/8/2015 9:44:52 AM

Both in general and while eating at a college dining hall. I'm 19, and my doctor wants me to go on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. My cholesterol has tested high since 14, and may have been high before then. Over the past year it did not change at a...  Read more

Fats are good so is cholesterol its the types of
Updated 7/2/2015 3:55:03 AM

Fats are good so is cholesterol its the types of fat. Harvard study on cadavers ones with high cholesterol on average lived longer. Don't get sucked into the statin hoax! Unless you dig degenerating and early onset Alzheimer's...  Read more

High LDL Cholesterol, Should I be concerned?
Updated 6/23/2015 9:29:31 AM

I have high LDL cholesterol, and have for about 5-6 years. I am female. However, I am also only 19. My cholesterol first measured high at 13 or 14, and again at 15. At the time, I had been on crutches and inactive for nearly a year, and my pediatrici...  Read more

Move that body!

To stay active at work I do bodyweight excercises. Keeps my metabolism and motivation elevated!...  Read more

Grapeseed Oil & Cholesterol

Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier...  Read more

Cholesterol Support

A support group for those who wish to lower their cholesterol levels and maintain healthy numbers. ...  Read more

Small Dietary Changes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

We all know that too much sodium is bad for your health. But did you know just how bad it is for our wallets? According to new research, if Americans could cut their sodium intake to the levels recommended by health experts, the country would save a...  Read more

Women, Take This Doctor's Advice to Heart

Editor's Note: We're passionate about saving lives and preventing heart disease! Please share this blog post with other women in your life. Click the buttons above to share it on social media sites or send via email. Happy American Heart Mont...  Read more