Why High Blood Cholesterol Is Dangerous

Why High Blood Cholesterol Is Dangerous Cholesterol, like fat, cannot move around the bloodstream on its own because it does not mix with water. The bloodstream carries cholesterol in particles called lipoproteins that are like blood-borne cargo trucks delivering cholesterol to various body tissues to be used, stored or excreted. But too much of this […]

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What Makes Our Blood Cholesterol High ?

What Makes Our Blood Cholesterol High ? Your blood cholesterol level is affected not only by what you eat but also by how quickly your body makes LDL–cholesterol and disposes of it. In fact, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, and it is not necessary to take in any additional cholesterol from the […]

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Trans Fats are Another Cause of High Blood Pressure

When the demand for butter exceeded the ability of farmers to supply this desirable fat … the search for a substitute started us on a road to trans fats, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Not until 20 years ago did we finally discover the dangers of trans fats. How Did Trans Fats Enter our […]

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Top 10 Tips for Better Heart Health

Valentine’s Day makes February a natural for American Heart Month. How can you make sure your heart will keep going pitter-patter, without going kerplunk? Let us count the ways… Here are our top 10 tips for a healthy ticker: 1. Fill up on fiber. Not only does fiber help lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, […]

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Tips For Reducing Your Risk

Posted by DAM on July 21, 2013 in Cardio | Short Link
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According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number-one killer of Americans in the U.S. Most Americans are unaware that taking precautionary measures such as consuming a healthy diet, managing stress levels and getting adequate physical activity can go a long way in reducing the risks of heart-related diseases. Here are five simple […]

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Six New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Heart

It’s that time of year again hence we all promise to make a change for the better. Here’s a Los Angeles cardiologist whose wish list of six resolutions for a healthier heart will pay you dividends in 2008. Do you want to prevent heart attack? How about heart surgery recovery tips? Los Angeles Cardiology experts […]

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Reduce Cholesterol by A Fascinating Diet of Oatbran and Naicin- A Personal Story

A month ago, I received news that a former colleague of mine collapsed in his office, and had a sudden massive heart attack and did not survive the night to see his family. He was in his early fifties. This incident motivated another former colleague to have his blood checked for cholesterol. The cardiologist recommended […]

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Creating A Cholesterol Plan

Posted by DAM on July 14, 2013 in Cardio | Short Link
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A number of Americans have put their hearts into lowering their cholesterol. Yet a recent American Heart Association survey found that many adults with high cholesterol still don’t realize that they have an increased risk of developing heart disease. According to the survey, 50 percent of respondents with cholesterol levels of 200 or greater, and […]

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Cholesterol – Good, Bad…Huh?

What IS Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance that’s stored in the fat (lipid) content of one’s blood stream. It’s actually important to have a certain amount of “good” cholesterol in one’s system. Cholesterol, and our other body fats, cannot dissolve in our blood. They must be transported by special carriers called lipoproteins. While […]

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Cardiovascular Disease and Women

Cardiovascular disease, also known as CVD, is the number one killer of men and women of all ethnic groups in the United States. Cardiovascular diseases include such ailments as high blood pressure, arrythmia, valve disease, congestive heart failure and stroke. Though worries of more “high profile” diseases such as breast cancer are on the forefront […]

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