Tag: high blood cholesterol

Cutting Through Cholesterol Confusion

High blood cholesterol, particularly high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). What is less clear is whether cholesterol from foods plays a role in raising blood cholesterol levels and CVD risk.

Cholesterol occurs only in animal foods, like beef, poultry, pork, seafood, eggs and

High-Risk Coronary Artery Disease More Complex than Once Thought

Factors that increase the risk of heart attack are well known, and include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, smoking, and lack of exercise. Modifying these risk factors may reduce the risk of heart attack, yet may not stop it from happening. Worse, doctors can’t predict if—or when—a

Gender Differences in Heart Disease Put Women at a Disadvantage

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death for men and women in the U.S., but the risks and treatment of heart disease differ significantly between the genders.

Unfortunately, awareness of these differences is still relatively poor in the general public, says cardiologist Holly Andersen, MD, director of Education and

Cracking the Science on Eggs and Cholesterol

Scrambled, fried, or baked into pastries, Americans love their eggs. But what about all that cholesterol? One large egg has about 200 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol. Until this year, the Dietary Guidelines (DG) placed a 300 mg cap on daily cholesterol intake, but the new 2015 DG Advisory Committee Report

3 Ways to Boost Heart Health

3 Ways to Boost Heart Health

High cholesterol. Many people want achieve to a high I.Q., high athletic performance, and even have high self-esteem, but no one wants high cholesterol. So, why is having high cholesterol bad? That is a great question!

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