Tag: low density lipoprotein

Elevated Triglycerides Associated With Higher Diabetes Risk

When it comes to determining health risks, cholesterol numbers are given a great deal of attention, but there’s another substance that’s often neglected: triglycerides.

“Triglycerides are a form of lipids [fats] in the blood, as are the various types of cholesterol. After a meal, unneeded calories are stored as triglycerides and then

Crunch on Cruciferous Vegetables

Crunch on Cruciferous Vegetables

All veggies are good for you, but cruciferous vegetables are in a special category. This group of vegetables is rich in disease-preventing nutrients, including vitamins C, E and K; folate, minerals, and several carotenoids, including beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are well-known examples of cruciferous

3 Benefits Paleo Diet Followers Enjoy in Just 10 Days

3 Benefits Paleo Diet Followers Enjoy in Just 10 Days

Are you willing to dine on caveman cuisine to lower your cholesterol and your blood pressure, or to improve your blood sugar control? Evidence suggests that a hunter-gatherer-type Paleolithic, or Paleo, diet can improve your cardiovascular health and blood sugar metabolism.

The Paleo diet includes lean meats but excludes all grains

HDL vs. LDL: Which Is the More Important Cholesterol Number?

HDL vs. LDL: Which Is the More Important Cholesterol Number?

You’ve probably heard high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol described as the “good” cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) as the “bad” cholesterol. But when it comes to which type of cholesterol is most important to control, who wins the HDL vs. LDL matchup?

If only it were that simple.

There’s considerable debate in

Medications and Lifestyle Strategies to Lower Your LDL Cholesterol

Chances are, you know someone who is taking a statin medication—or you may be taking one yourself. Why are so many people taking statins? Because they are very effective at cutting your cardiovascular risks by lowering LDL cholesterol.

High levels of LDL cholesterol are strongly associated with cardiovascular disease, which includes

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

Managing Menopause Gracefully

Managing Menopause Gracefully

The realization that conventional hormone replacement therapy increased cancer and heart disease risk was a devastating blow to millions of women who were desperately seeking relief from hot flashes, brittle bones, and weight gain. Fortunately, today there’s another option that is quite effective and much safer.

7. Use Your Lifestyle to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Your age, race, gender, and genes. You can’t do anything about them, and if they increase your odds of hypertension, they already have you at a disadvantage.
You need a weapon to help you fight back and try to even out the odds.
Fortunately, your lifestyle is that weapon, perhaps the best

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