Diet and Your Cholesterol Levels-Take Control of Your Cholesterol

Diet is not the only part of the cholesterol equation, but it is the one that you have control over. Cholesterol is found in animal sources, such as meat, high fat dairy, eggs, shellfish, organ […]

Know Your Cholesterol Numbers

Do you know your cholesterol numbers? If you have not had a check-up in the past year, now might be the time to find out. Chances are you might have a problem. Lipitor is the […]

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Fats and Your Heart 4 Trans fats and your heart Trans fats are more harmful to your health than saturated fats because they not only raise LDL cholesterol but also lower HDL cholesterol levels. Fat […]

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Fats and Your Heart 1 Saturated fats and your heart Diets high in saturated fats increase levels of LDL cholesterol, while diets low in saturated fats reduce LDL levels. On average, every 1% reduction in […]

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Macronutrients in our diet: Dietary Fats and Coronary Heart Disease The cells in your body use fat as an energy source and need cholesterol as a component of their membranes. Because fat is not soluble […]

Your Diet and Disease Prevention Part 4

Heart health guidelines continued • Opt for fat-free and low-fat dairy products. Also choose lean meats in place of higher-fat cuts. The leanest cuts of meat are loin, flank, and round. • Get at least […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 3

Your Diet and Coronary Heart Disease Heart disease is the #1 killer of BOTH men and women in the US.  In women, a first heart attack is likely to be fatal, or result in death […]