Statistics show that 28% of adults over the age of 40 take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol levels.
If you have high cholesterol, you'll understand the importance of keeping it below the danger zone.
But that's easier said than done, especially if you're taking prescription drugs for your cholesterol. You see, often people on statins believe they can take certain liberties when it ... ››› more
You may have come across reports claiming that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have shown potential in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
However, statin drugs can actually cause memory loss as a side effect. Not only that but it's important to understand that cholesterol is not only important to your brain - it IS your brain.
Your brain is made up of 60-70% cholesterol by weight. S... ››› more
You've been warned that saturated fats, obesity and smoking are the major culprits of high cholesterol... But there are five other 'hidden' culprits that you're less likely to know about.
I think you'll be surprised at these!
Keep reading... Stealth causes of high cholesterol you need to watch out for...
1. Too much exercise
While a sedentary lifestly is a well-known cause of high chol... ››› more
You've probably heard numerous reports claiming that eggs are too high in cholesterol. But, the truth is, eggs cooked in most ways (except one) isn't likely to increase cholesterol or cause any damage to your heart.
Find out below how this 'egg myth' started out and which way NOT to cook eggs so you can keep enjoying this nutritious food... How the 'egg myth' started out...
Almost 10... ››› more
If your doctor has told you to take statins to lower your cholesterol to prevent a heart attack, you may feel like you have no choice.
And, if you keep abreast of health news, you'll have read that statins increase your risk of getting cancer. But how real is this really - and why?
Read below what actually happens to your body when you take statins. Also discover some alternatives to statin... ››› more
A new study out of Canada found that if you make just one tiny change to what you eat for breakfast each morning, you could slash your LDL cholesterol by as much as 23%.
Not only this, the researchers also found that this one ingredient also reduces non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B (apoB).
This is big news because for every 1% drop in serum cholesterol, there's a 2% reduction in hea... ››› more
So, you've been told how dangerous high cholesterol levels are. And, you know that fatty and fried foods are a big culprit for this silent killer.
Read on below for another four causes of high cholesterol, you least expected... The lesser known but REAL culprits that cause high cholesterol
1. Too much exercise
While inactivity is a well-known cause of high cholesterol, exercising too muc... ››› more
Statistics show that 28% of adults over age 40 take lipid-lowering statin drugs to keep their cholesterol levels from reaching the danger zone.
If this includes you, you may think that your prescription gives you the license to eat anything and everything you want. But it doesn't - statin drugs don't undo any cholesterol overload regardless of what you eat!
On that note, we're sharing three ... ››› more
Experts used to think that dietary cholesterol, found in animal-based foods like egg yolks and prawns, raised total blood cholesterol levels. However, new studies have shown that this isn't true.
One thing that we do know for sure is that certain foods - think avocados and almonds - can help manage or improve your overall cholesterol profile and reduce your risk of heart disease. Here are four ... ››› more
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. What's even scarier is that most people whose cholesterol is through the roof have no idea how much danger they're in until their doctor explains their dire state...
If you have high cholesterol but aren't sold on the idea of spending the rest of your life dependent on prescription cholesterol medication to prevent cardiovascul... ››› more
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