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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…your own approach to address as many modifiable risk factors as possible. What Are the Alzheimer's Risk Factors? * High blood pressure * Diabetes * High LDL cholesterol levels * Age * History of stroke * Head trauma Our age and genetics are factors that are not within your control. In fact, most experts…

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Cardiovascular Benefits of L-Arginine

…involved in maintaining the elasticity of blood vessels. Research has also shown that the health benefits of L-arginine may be helpful for people with high LDL cholesterol levels and for men who suffer from impotence. Here’s a cardiovascular nutrition tip: Good sources of L-arginine include nuts, especially…

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Baby Aspirin and Statin Therapy

…instability at the same time—baby aspirin and statin therapy. And, as much as I strongly disagree with the use of statin therapy for treating isolated high LDL cholesterol levels when heart disease is not apparent, I endorse statin therapy in situations where direct measures need to be taken to limit inflammation…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…particles than HDL-3. * Not all LDL cholesterol is “bad.” As with HDL cholesterol, there are several subtypes of LDL cholesterol. You can have high LDL cholesterol numbers, but if it’s mostly LDL-A—which is a buoyant, fluffy molecule—it’s absolutely harmless unless it’s oxidized. If it's…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…cholesterol would have been at the highest risk. But, in this study, not only was elevated C-reactive protein the best indicator of risk, women with high LDL and high C-reactive protein were also at the most risk. This finding is significant, folks, as this study shows once again that LDL cholesterol levels…

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