Tag: LDL

Eating cholesterol – the issues

Eating cholesterol – the issues

Cholesterol is needed and manufactured by the human body to function normally but it is becoming very common for many of us to have too much cholesterol. There are two types, one is known as ‘good cholesterol’ the other is ‘bad cholesterol’. High density lipoprotein (HDL) is ‘good’ and low density lipoprotein (LDL) is bad. [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Green Tea and Widely Accepted Benefits

Green Tea and Widely Accepted Benefits

Green tea has been spoken about as the panacea for pretty much every disease or condition that has been in the news over the last ten or so years. Its properties have been investigated to try to confirm the health benefits in relation to cancers, heart disease and stroke. In addition it is said to [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Coronary Risk Factors

Coronary Risk Factors

Despite many recent advances in therapy, coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the major contributor to death and premature disability in developed countries. This condition accounts for one third of all deaths in women. Furthermore, it is predicted that cardiovascular disease (CvD), due mainly to atherosclerosis (disease of the arteries), will become the leading cause of [...]

August 15, 2011 More
Lipid disorders

Lipid disorders

Perhaps the most well-established and well-studied risk factors for CHD are abnormalities in blood cholesterol and lipid levels. The typical diet consumed in Western societies contains between 50 and 100 g of fat and 0.5 g of cholesterol. These fats are not water soluble and are transported in the blood in association with lipoproteins. Abnormalities [...]

August 15, 2011 More
Causes and symptoms of elevated cholesterol

Causes and symptoms of elevated cholesterol

High cholesterol can be inherited, but it can also develop in people without a family history of high cholesterol. Two inherited conditions are familial combined hyperlipidemia (occurring in 1 in 100 individuals), and familial hypercholesterolemia (occurring in 1 in 500 people). People with these conditions are at very high risk of premature heart attack and [...]

August 5, 2011 More
High cholesterol assessment of risk for heart disease

High cholesterol assessment of risk for heart disease

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has developed guidelines (ATP III guidelines) to help estimate the risk of disease due to high cholesterol, and guide efforts at prevention and treatment. Individuals can assess their personal risk for heart disease on the basis of their risk factors. The highest risk groups are people with diabetes, heart [...]

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Treatment of elevated cholesterol

Treatment of elevated cholesterol

Diet and Exercise The initial step in treating high cholesterol is diet, increased physical activity, and weight loss. Reducing dietary intake of saturated fat and cholesterol is beneficial in lowering LDL cholesterol, and regular, sustained aerobic exercise increases HDL cholesterol. Weight loss in women may cause a decline in HDL cholesterol without much change in [...]

August 5, 2011 More