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
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
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
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
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
I'm almost back uo to my highest weight ever amd I'm miserable like this. Im trying to make some changes. Any recommendations for a single mom on a tight budget with a toddler?? I need to eat healthier and increase my activity. any tips????... Read more
When I joined Spark People, I was at my highest weight ever...235!!! First thing I learn is that this journey will be life long and I'm so thankful for those here on Spark...the support we give each other is like no other....feel free to add me :)... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
We had our life insurance done recently (about time!) and my hubby's blood work came back with high cholesterol. Naturally he failed to mention this. Anyhoo, 2 months later...
So now I'm reading all about it. What better excuse to be eating better... Read more
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