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High Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for High 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

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

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

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

First time using this app. I have high hopes and
Updated 8/21/2016 9:56:47 PM

First time using this app. I have high hopes and a lot to lose. Best recommendations for beginners are welcomed. Thanks! #firstpost...  Read more

Looking for breakfast ideas - higher in protein. I
Updated 8/21/2016 3:18:48 PM

Looking for breakfast ideas - higher in protein. I usually have a smoothie in the morning (bananas, milk, hemp seed and cocoa) but it's almost 500 cal, plus I'm looking to mix it up...with something quick to prepare. #breakfast...  Read more

Low Carb High Fat diet
Updated 8/22/2016 7:52:20 AM

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Big high five! I just passed up a big plate cheese
Updated 8/21/2016 6:59:16 AM

Big high five! I just passed up a big plate cheese fries. Another awful side of working midnight's. Lol #bigvictory #midnightworkers #friesareoneofmyweaknesses...  Read more

Had a rough day yesterday. Lots of high calorie fo
Updated 8/20/2016 9:25:04 AM

Had a rough day yesterday. Lots of high calorie foods,didn't log them all,and didn't get any additional movement outside of work. But ya know what? It's a new day,and I'm going to make it wonderful!...  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

High cholesterol

My PCP's office called me back with my lab levels, and my total cholesterol and LDL are high. She wants me to cut back my fat intake and start exercising regularly and retest in 3 months. Gives me another reason to make my healthy changes and stick...  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