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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…put you on statin drugs to bring down the “bad” LDL cholesterol numbers and to help raise the “good” HDL cholesterol numbers. Know What Your Cholesterol Numbers Mean The problem is that your “good” HDL cholesterol can be high, and your bad “LDL” cholesterol low—but both are harming your…

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The Most Important Cholesterol Ratio to Watch

…citrus bergamot orange. Plus, lifestyle changes can also help your triglyceride-to-HDL cholesterol ratio. How to Lower Triglycerides Naturally * Reduce your intake of sugar and processed carbohydrates which can raise your triglycerides. * Keep your weight down. The lower your weight, the lower your triglycerides…

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4 Heart Risk Factors That Affect More Women Than Men

…men if they have low levels of HDL cholesterol (under 35 mg/dL). For men, high levels of LDL present a greater risk, but for women, research indicates that a low HDL, not a high LDL, is the more significant risk factor for developing heart disease. To raise your HDL cholesterol, I recommend weight loss…

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New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

…This test can break cholesterol down into fractions smaller than LDL and HDL and analyze the particles comprising each of them. This is important because having a preponderance of certain types of particles can significantly raise your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. This cholesterol…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…long been told that foods high in saturated fat are bad. But the fact is saturated fats are the good guys. They help to raise beneficial HDL cholesterol, improving your triglyceride/HDL ratio—a key marker of cardiovascular health. Foods high in saturated fat also help to change your LDL cholesterol pattern…

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Why Statins Are Dangerous

…and taking several supplements I was able to lower my LDL by 41 points and raise my HDL by 23 points. Thanks to the information on your site, I knew that significant weight loss (in my case over 70 pounds) can temporarily raise LDL levels. He did not know that. "In spite of his low cholesterol levels…

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We Invite You to Share Your Story

…and taking several supplements I was able to lower my LDL by 41 points and raise my HDL by 23 points. Thanks to the information on your site, I knew that significant weight loss (in my case over 70 pounds) can temporarily raise LDL levels..." She literally used what she learned from Dr. Sinatra and took…

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Heart-Healthy Foods That Benefit Other Conditions, Too

…brain function. * Coconut oil is one of my top-recommended oils for heart health because it contains medium chain triglycerides that help to raise beneficial HDL levels, and makes blood platelets less sticky. Plus, it boosts cognitive function and memory, and may even help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…increased free radical damage, which in turn causes inflammation, disease, and age-related changes. They also promote LDL oxidation, lower HDL levels, and raise Lp(a), a highly inflammatory and thrombotic cholesterol particle. In short, they ignite heart disease and help set the inflammatory stage for…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…heart attack and stroke. Trans fatty acids. The unnatural trans fatty acids used in processed foods ignite inflammation, raise Lp(a), threaten good cholesterol levels and lower HDL. High blood pressure. High blood pressure levels damage arterial walls, leading to arterial damage and atherosclerosis. It…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…radical activity in the body, which is one of the two top culprits in aging. Plus they promote LDL cholesterol and oxidation, lower healthy HDL cholesterol, and raise Lp(a)—the most dangerous form of cholesterol. 3. Up Your Intake of Blueberries: Blueberries are extraordinarily rich in “age-defying”…

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…bodies have many forms of cholesterol, some harmful and some not. Plus, manufacturers have created drugs to lower some components of cholesterol and to raise others. Despite the great strides we’ve made in educating ourselves about high cholesterol, a huge number of myths still abound. One of them is that…

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For Weight Loss, Eat More Fat?

…group also experienced significant improvements in both their triglycerides and other heart markers—and had a measurable increase in their “good” HDL cholesterol. In fact, the low-carb group significantly reduced their “risk scores” on the Framingham Heart Study index. What’s the Weight Loss…

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“Too Much Margarine Could Kill You”—Quite Literally

…can endanger your health. As I’ve reported on before, scientific studies have shown that saturated fats are the “good guys”—helping to raise helpful HDL cholesterol, and converting harmful small particle LDL into lesser inflammatory fluffier and larger LDL particles. What’s Ironic Is That Trans…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…cholesterol, helping to change your cholesterol pattern from small, dense, harmful particles into large, fluffy, harmless ones. Plus, saturated fats raise "good" HDL cholesterol. 8. We are born meat eaters. Type O is the most common type of blood, and, according to the popular blood-type diet, those with this…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

…consume more potassium than sodium, and make 3 grams of potassium a day your minimum goal. Food-Label Trap #2. Avoid trans-fats. Trans-fats raise LDL levels and reduce HDL levels. They also increase lipoprotein(a), an especially dangerous form of cholesterol that’s hard to detect. Instead, buy foods with…

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Eating Avocado for Healthy Cholesterol

…conflicting there is evidence that eating avocado—and its heart-healthy monounsaturated fat—can actually lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and raise HDL “good” cholesterol. The Health Benefits of Eating Avocado What does this mean for you? If you’ve struggle with statin side effects—and you…

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