Too Low Cholesterol

5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…those with high cholesterol. Your doctor can order a CRP blood test, and while results may vary by lab you generally want a CRP reading below one. * Driving Your LDL Cholesterol Too Low Can Be Harmful: Many people, including cardiologists, still believe that the lower your LDL cholesterol is the better…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…wrong type of cholesterol. Early on in my career, I made that same mistake. Like many cardiologists I viewed basic cholesterol numbers as a telltale sign of illness. Fortunately, I got wise over time after seeing too many heart attacks among patients who had so-called “normal cholesterol.” Having given…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…average cholesterol of 250 the French experience a relatively low level of heart disease. But the French also have the highest incidence of cirrhosis of the liver in the world. So again, moderation is the name of the game. Keep it to one glass of wine, three or four times a week. 2. Seeing "low-calorie…

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What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

cholesterol levels are the evil culprits behind cardiovascular problems that they have been made out to be. In fact, he believes that it is high time we switch the heart disease prevention paradigm from total cholesterol to Lp(a) cholesterol levels. There are too many folks with normal cholesterol

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

cholesterol level to synthesize certain nutrients and hormones, construct the semi-permeable membranes around each of the 100 trillion cells that make up your body, and facilitate cell communication and memory in the brain. Cholesterol moves through the body with the help of two proteins: LDL, or low-…

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For Weight Loss, Eat More Fat?

…the low-fat group. The converse was also true—with low-fat eaters losing more lean muscle mass than fat. The low-carb diet group also experienced significant improvements in both their triglycerides and inflammation levels—and had a measurable increase in their “good” HDL cholesterol. In fact…

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The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

…or polyneuropathy; and total global amnesia, which means forgetting where and who you are for a few minutes to several hours. (If LDL cholesterol levels get too low, they can interfere with neurotransmitter mechanisms in the brain.) One of the many problems with statin medications is that they interfere…

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Is Taking Multivitamins Safe?

…daily, and preferably far less. * Too much beta carotene. In my nutrient formulas, I include vitamin A from mixed carotenoids and retinyl palmitate, instead of beta carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. The reason is that some people, especially those with low thyroid or alcoholism, can’t convert…

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