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High Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for High Cholesterol.

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

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

Exercising with High Cholesterol

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

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

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of...  Read more

Does anyone get discouraged by the high percentage
Updated 11/21/2015 11:39:35 AM

Does anyone get discouraged by the high percentage of regain and so many stories about regaining? Sometimes it seems regaining is inescapable destiny. Success stories of people who maintain seem to be exceptional rather than the rule =-O...  Read more

Cholesterol, how to lower it?
Updated 11/20/2015 9:23:56 AM

40 4 My cholesterol is going wild and its very high now, and rising up, what to do to lower it with food?...  Read more

Yes Cartoid, I am averaging a loss of about 800g a week, my wine intake is way too high and keeps th

Yes Cartoid, I am averaging a loss of about 800g a week, my wine intake is way too high and keeps throwing me out of ketosis. Anasheikh, see Tim Noakes' book and website; a few useful Facebook sites too....  Read more

Is anyone else on the low carb high fat lifestyle?
Updated 11/24/2015 5:15:50 PM

Is anyone else on the low carb high fat lifestyle? Without even trying, I am losing almost a kilogram per week. :-)...  Read more

Sun is shining! Come hell or high water (& there h

Sun is shining! Come hell or high water (& there have been opportunities for this lately), I'm getting my steps in today. Leaving work on time & hopefully get home before it's too dark & get some natural Vitamin D ;)...  Read more

Turkey Stuffing and CHOLESTEROL

The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is...  Read more

Virgin Olive Oil releives pain and inflamation

The science magazine Natures said Virgin Oil Oil may have the same effects of Ibuprofen. It may also inhibit the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A tsp per day may help in treating arthritis, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol,& in pain ma...  Read more

Cholesterol Support

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

Living with Heart Disease

Heart disease affects millions of women, including the five who follow. What sets them apart from the rest? These survivors have made it their mission to raise awareness of heart disease in women and are active with the following organizations.Go Red...  Read more

Motivated by high cholesterol

At my recent check up I was surprised to find my cholesterol was borderline high. It was actually a good thing, because it's made me realize that I need to devote real time and effort into losing weight, eating healthier, and exercising! Do you have...  Read more

My First day knowing high cholesterol

Today my Dr.'s Office Called with results from my blood test. Notgood. High cholesterol was all I tookh in, then come by office for medicine and a coupon. What.. what... do what.... I googled it printed articles drank a bottle of water. Ate a...  Read more