High cholesterol is a common condition. In fact, it's a condition that around 100 million Americans suffer from!
If you're at risk of high cholesterol, you may be wondering about the sources that it comes from. And, well, it goes beyond how often you eat eggs for breakfast and how many people in your family suffer from it...
Read on for the seven biggest causes of high cholesterol that you s... ››› more
Believe it or not, high cholesterol is actually a pretty common condition here in South Africa. The problem, however, is that because high cholesterol is now so common, doctors are handing out prescriptions for statin drugs that may just do more bad than good like it's nothing…
I don't know about you, but I don't think the idea of depending on medication for the rest of my life will ever appe... ››› more
It was just last year when my cholesterol was through the roof. I was young and really had no idea just how much danger I was in until my doctor explained my dire state.
I wasn't sold on the idea of spending the rest of my life dependant on prescription cholesterol medication. I mean, I was only 22 years old. So instead, I looked into foods I could add to my diet that could help lower my chole... ››› more
This statement may read like a printing error but it's absolutely accurate. To lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, you have to raise your HDL (good cholesterol).
To prevent heart disease, you need to balance your cholesterol levels
Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) molecules carry cholesterol to the organs and tissues in your body. But if you have too much of it, the excess LDL ... ››› more
Taking control of your heart health and focusing on your diet is the best way to lower your cholesterol. But not all the cholesterol you have in your body is bad. There's the good type you need to try increase, says institute cardiologist Dr Mendelson.
This good type of cholesterol cleans up your bad cholesterol. So the more good type you have, the less you have to worry about how to lower yo... ››› more
Good, bad, high, low, HDL and LDL! No wonder you're confused about your blood cholesterol levels. Not only do you have to worry about good fats and bad, you have to worry about how your body processes these into different types of cholesterol too.
So, just how are you supposed to know what's good and what's not if no one can explain it to you in plain English! Well, we understand your frustra... ››› more
You probably know that cholesterol is divided into two distinct categories: Good high density lipoproteins (HDL) and the bad low density lipoproteins (LDL). Now a study that brings an entirely new angle to the way you look at cholesterol. Read on to find out why LDL cholesterol may not be the bad guy it's made out to be. After years of struggling to bring down levels of LDL and many people turning... ››› more
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