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
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
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
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Being overweight is a leading risk factor for high cholesterol. The good news is that regular physical activity will help with both weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Exercise can actually increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (b... Read more
"Dr. Dall discusses LDL, making the distinction between LDL-C and LDL-P (LDL Particle Concentration); and the NMR test to determine LDL-P ( http://www.liposcience.com ) LDL-P is a better predictor or heart disease. Your LDL-P "number" should be below... Read more
I am not getting enough protein in my diet. Every protein supplement I have seen has so much cholesterol and artificial sweeteners. Is there any out there that doesn't have cholesterol and artificial sweeteners? I don't care if it doesn't taste that... Read more
Hi there. I love Spark People as it is so interactive and I love the calorie counting on line as well. My doctor does not say a word to me about my weight...she just gives pills...Lipitor for Cholesterol and Synthroid for thyroid, etc. She really... Read more
I joined SparkPeople about a week ago. I'm on a low cholesterol diet, yet on several occasions this week my recommended meal plans included bacon. I've seen chicken and fish, which I expected, but have not seen yet seen even one portion of a lean r... Read more
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
For years, the Mediterranean "diet" has been touted by many nutrition experts as a way to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and more, but the advice had been loosely based on the results of "observational stud... Read more
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
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