Heart Health

cholesterol ration

What Is Cholesterol Ratio?

· · Heart Health
Your total cholesterol and your LDL cholesterol have traditionally been considered the most important predictors of your risk for cardiovascular disease and are therefore most doctors’ primary focus when interpreting your cholesterol test. In addition to these numbers, your HDL and triglycerides are becoming more and more recognized as important … Read More
Effects and treatment of statins concept photo. Open packaging with drugs tablets, on which is written "Statin Medication", lies near stethoscope, result analysis on cholesterol (lipid panel) and ECG

Statins and Their Side Effects

· · Heart Health
Despite all their best efforts, some people still can’t keep their lipids and cardiovascular risk at acceptable levels. If you’re one of them, you’ll need a medication to help control your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Statins are known scientifically as 3-hydroxy- 3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A … Read More
Selection of bad fat sources

How “Bad” Fats Affect Cholesterol

· · Heart Health
Your body makes all the cholesterol you need, and if you eat a diet high in unhealthy saturated and trans fats, you can add to your cholesterol total and potentially hasten the buildup of fatty plaques in your arteries. Fats were once considered the bane of healthful diets. To stay … Read More
foods that are good for your cholesterol levels

Choose Cholesterol-Friendly Foods

· · Heart Health
There are several reasons why certain foods are good for your cholesterol and your heart health. Some have direct effects on reducing LDL and/or triglycerides. Others are more filling and, if they’re low in calories, will help with weight loss. Plus, by filling up on these healthier options, you’re not … Read More

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