Being overweight is a leading risk factor for high cholesterol. The good news is that regular physical activity will help with both weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Exercise can actually increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (b... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... Read more
Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance. It is a building block of body cells and hormones, makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high ch... Read more
Dude, I cannot get my protein up, highest it has been is 17 percent, any suggestions? I put a protein bar and peanut butter on menu today and I'm only at 13 percent. And I have been the same weight for a few weeks now...I'm sticking with it!!!... Read more
Ok folks, I need some ideas for high protein, low calorie snacks I can hopefully take with me to go and can eat quickly. Also looking for new ideas to up my iron intake if anyone can help. Thank you!... Read more
Can anyone recommend a high fiber, high protein, low sugar snack/meal replacement bar?
And, what is wrong with dairy and dieting if it is low fat, like plain Greek yogurt and/or skim milk?... Read more
The results: the higher the dose, the higher the participants' LDL ("bad") cholesterol and post-meal triglycerides."I didn't expect to see anything at 10 percent, but we did," says Stanhope. "Even the addition of that amount of sugar-----equivalent... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
Going to the doctor when you're sick is a no-brainer. But going when you're perfectly fine can be a lifesaver. "People who schedule routine visits get the best preventive services, and that sets the stage for success," says Jonathan... Read more
I went to the doctor for a physical last week and they did some blood tests and I got the results today. I have high cholesterol.
I thought I was healthy. Now I'm worried I have no idea what's really going on. I've been losing weight... Read more
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