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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

Is your cholesterol high?
Updated 7/7/2014 12:48:06 PM

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High Protein Vegetarian Dinners
Updated 6/23/2014 7:03:49 AM

I was hoping anyone who regularly cooks meat-free food could share their dinner recipes. I have found recipes posted on threads to be better suited to my needs than what I find on Google, pinterest and a range of cooking sites (though I have fo...  Read more

Can a high protein diet cause ammonia in the blood
Updated 6/26/2014 9:51:19 PM

Can a high protein diet cause ammonia in the blood? I have been exoeriencing painful pimples on my skin. It feels like something is burning like acid at the sites of my pimples....  Read more

Do you eat at lower of calorie range or higher?
Updated 7/3/2014 9:29:29 PM

I have been trying to eat at the lower but I am so hungry all the time, even though I have been eating a lot of fruits and veggies. I am only on day 3 so I still don't know if I have lost anything or not. But I think I am going to have to go up to th...  Read more

High protein low fat meals
Updated 6/8/2014 6:23:13 AM

I'm really having a hard time with high protein, low fat meals. To add to the difficulty I'm diabetic and need to stay within a 30-45 carb limit with my main meals and 15 carbs on my snacks, any suggestions/recipes I should look for?...  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

Hasta La Vista, High Cholesterol!

The past few times I've had bloodwork done, I've had borderline (or very near borderline) high cholesterol. Coming from a family where heart disease and diabetes run rampant, that's a cause for concern. The last time I had bloodwork done in November...  Read more

High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure

My nutritionist diagnosed me with high cholesterol and blood pressure last week. I can't say I'm surprised, but it's still hard to comprehend. I've pretty much eliminated all fast food. There's a strong history of heart disease in my family, though....  Read more