You no doubt have heard that high cholesterol is bad for you, but what does that really mean? And exactly what is cholesterol? You may have heard terms like low-density lipoprotein or high-density lipoprotein, but which is good and which is bad? And you … Read More
Is it ever a good idea to eat high cholesterol foods? What about foods that are “otherwise” healthy, like eggs? Regardless of the high amount of cholesterol in eggs, research supports arguments both for and against eggs in the diet. In part 1 of this … Read More
You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? … Read More
You may have heard the term “heart disease” before as a risk factor for a heart attack. There are many types of heart diseases, but the one that ranks as the leading cause of heart attack is known as coronary artery disease, or CAD.
A coronary artery is … Read More
When it comes to ensuring a fit and functioning brain, cholesterol is an essential compound, but a complex one as well. The waxy fat-like substance comes in two forms whose interaction needs to be carefully balanced in order to ensure maximum health. Cholesterol is a key component of cellular membranes … Read More
What is vascular dementia? It refers to a spectrum of cognitive impairments resulting from damage to blood vessels in the brain.
Stroke, either a significant singular stroke or multiple smaller strokes, is a major cause of vascular dementia (VaD), but any disease process that damages blood vessels in the brain … Read More
Aside from their bright colors, sweet tastes and appealing fragrances, citrus fruits – grapefruits, lemons and oranges – are tremendously beneficial for health. This is because the fruits are loaded with antioxidants such as vitamin … Read More
High cholesterol numbers. Many people want achieve to a high I.Q., high athletic performance, and even have high self-esteem, … Read More
It’s Not about Achieving Normal Cholesterol Levels, It’s about Achieving the Right Kind of Cholesterol
You may have heard this cholesterol statistic by now, but it’s worth repeating: at least half, if not more, of people who have heart attacks have normal … Read More
Perhaps this scenario describes you: You went for a regular medical check-up and to monitor your heart health, your doctor ordered the standard lipid panel lab to check your cholesterol levels. The time came for your follow-up appointment and your doctor began calling out one cholesterol number after another. They … Read More