Tag: LDL

The Hidden Benefits of Psyllium Husks

The Hidden Benefits of Psyllium Husks

A native of India, where it is also known as ‘isabgol’ the psyllium husk has historically been used as a treatment for many health conditions over the years. Mainly fibrous and a derivative of the plantago ovata plant, this supplement can provide 71g of fiber in one third of a cup. The secret is that [...]

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All about lipid panels

All about lipid panels

Lipid is merely another word for ‘fat’ and generally refers to those fatty acids, or their derivatives, which are insoluble in water. Lipids are found in the bloodstream and stored in body tissue – they are essential for healthy, normal bodily functions and are an important part of cell makeup. A lipid panel therefore is [...]

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Hot Flashes Linked to Higher Cholesterol

Hot Flashes Linked to Higher Cholesterol

A study in which researchers investigated more than 3,000 women is shortly to be presented to the North American Menopause Society in Washington D.C. at its 22nd annual meeting. The study investigates the association between hot flushes and higher cholesterol levels in the blood and any outcomes indicated by the findings. In recent years some [...]

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Kids Health may Predict Future Problems for Parents

Kids Health may Predict Future Problems for Parents

A new study has found that parents who have children with high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels are at a greater risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. The study found that by measuring the blood pressure, cholesterol levels and weight of a 12 year old helped to predict the risks of their parent [...]

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Glucomannan

Glucomannan

Glucomannan is a type of dietary fiber that is commonly extracted from the root of the konjac, or Amorphophallus konjac plant. It is used as a thickener or gelling agent in foods, and possesses immense medicinal value as well. Uses Glucomannan is available in form of powders, capsules and tablets. The supplement works by absorbing [...]

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An apple a day – helps prevent heart disease

An apple a day – helps prevent heart disease

Recent studies concerning heart disease have indicated that eating apples is extremely beneficial to heart health. Consuming two apples a day appears to provide many benefits – not just in preventing heart disease but also in stroke and cancer prevention. American study The very latest research, carried out in the United States, indicates that drinking [...]

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Fish Oil is Essential for Optimal Health

Fish Oil is Essential for Optimal Health

Have you had your fish oil today? Most Northern Americans don’t eat enough oily fishes and are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. The benefits of fish oil are many. The medicinal benefits of fish oil is all about omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are a membrane component in every cell in your body. Due [...]

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Choose a cardiac diet for all round good health

Choose a cardiac diet for all round good health

Is cholesterol good or bad? How can you alter your diet to help your health? Having a high cholesterol level is known to be a risk factor for a number of major health issues; this is particularly true of LDL cholesterol which builds up in the bloodstream causing narrowing of the arteries and increases the [...]

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4 Ways To Increase Your Good Cholesterol Levels

4 Ways To Increase Your Good Cholesterol Levels

If you want to live a healthier life, there are four ways to increase good cholesterol. When these levels are good, it means your heart is also in good shape. Want to know how to increase good cholesterol, also known as HDL, in your body? Believe it or not, it’s not all that difficult to [...]

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What is a lipid panel?

What is a lipid panel?

Lipid panels are used to determine the amount of cholesterol in your blood at any given time. A lipid panel is used to determine the risk of heart attack, stroke or vascular disease in an individual. Several tests will be carried out in order to examine levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. A lipid panel is [...]

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Cholesterol, HDL, and LDL

Cholesterol, HDL, and LDL

The terms used in the medical world for high cholesterol and the types that you can suffer on can be confusing. So what do they all mean? While we all know we are supposed to keep our cholesterol levels down, and we may even have heard about HDL and LDL, it’s probably safe to say [...]

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Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases

The term cardiovascular diseases refers to any medical condition related to the heart and blood vessels and is the leading cause of death in the US. There are many types and causes but there are also many ways to prevent them. What are cardiovascular diseases? In most cases CVD conditions are caused by a build-up [...]

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Be healthy with a cardiac diet

Be healthy with a cardiac diet

A cardiac diet is often suggested for patients suffering from heart problems. It is also a great, healthy diet and an effective way of preventing serious diseases such as high blood pressure and heart attacks. You may have guessed it from the name, cardiac diets aim to improve and prevent problems linked to the heart. [...]

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Triglyceride Level

Triglyceride Level

Triglyceride is a type of fat that is made by the body and is also consumed in certain foods. Any left over calories are converted into triglycerides and stored in fat cells to be used for energy whenever they are required. The triglyceride level refers to the amount found in the blood and can be [...]

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Foods that Burn Fat are Important when you are Losing Weight

Foods that Burn Fat are Important when you are Losing Weight

So, you’re on a diet. Not only do you need to exercise but you also need to eat the proper foods that will help you lose weight. It’s not just about eating less, but also about eating right. Foods that burn fat are generally high in fiber and protein so you need to concentrate on [...]

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Have you Experienced Lovastatin side Effects?

Have you Experienced Lovastatin side Effects?

If you have high cholesterol levels and need to lower the bad LDL (low-density liposome) levels, your doctor may have prescribed Lovastatin. Lovastatin and other statin medications such as Lipitor have come under question in the past few years due to side effects. As many prescription drugs have come into question, consumers are looking for [...]

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What to expect when taking Lovastatin

What to expect when taking Lovastatin

Lovastatin, like many other statins, can produce many side effects which can be serious if left unattended without further medical treatment. Lovastatin is a member of the statin family of drugs that is used to lower cholesterol by blocking the enzyme which the liver needs to produce cholesterol. Lovastatin and the other statin medicines, for [...]

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When Fasting for Blood Work is Required

When Fasting for Blood Work is Required

Blood work or testing often requires that the patient fasts for a period of time before testing. Many everyday blood tests, such as for cholesterol and triglyceride levels require fasting. Fasting for blood work to be carried out can be confusing as different blood tests have a different baseline of fasting. Fasting prior to a [...]

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Side Effects Associated with Zocor Medication

Side Effects Associated with Zocor Medication

Zocor is effective in lowering cholesterol in patients, however this medication has been seen to produce many side effects. Zocor is the generic name for Simvastatin which is a medication used to help in lowering cholesterol, particularly LDL cholesterol. This medication belongs to a family of drugs called statins. Zocor is available in the following [...]

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10 Great Ideas to Help Reduce Cholesterol

10 Great Ideas to Help Reduce Cholesterol

So you have been reading about cholesterol and realize that it’s been a few years since you checked your levels. What are you going to do? Well to start with you are older than before, it’s common for cholesterol levels to rise as people age. And maybe you don’t exercise as much as you used [...]

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