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Sterols And Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sterols And Cholesterol.

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Plant Sterols and Stanols: What You Need to Know

Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h...  Read more

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

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

The Quest for Functional Foods

All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases....  Read more

The Truth about Coconut Oil

Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil.  Health claims about the oil's ability to hel...  Read more

What Causes High Cholesterol?

Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&...  Read more

ARE YOU TAKING HIGH CHOLESTEROL PILLS?
Updated 7/30/2015 8:48:22 PM

Well I made it to two months short of 63 years of age without taking any pills. As of two weeks ago I now take high cholesterol meds. Anyone have side effects? I read pros and cons of taking the meds if you have no other medical problems. Whats y...  Read more

Worried about Cholesterol
Updated 7/12/2015 3:31:02 AM

My doctor says my cholesterol is fine, but I'm worried because it's over 200. It's 204. HDL is 113 and LDL is 91. Should I try and get my cholesterol down under 200 since the healthy range is 100-199? It probably doesn't matter, but my Triglyceri...  Read more

How to eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet?
Updated 7/8/2015 9:44:52 AM

Both in general and while eating at a college dining hall. I'm 19, and my doctor wants me to go on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. My cholesterol has tested high since 14, and may have been high before then. Over the past year it did not change at a...  Read more

Fats are good so is cholesterol its the types of
Updated 7/2/2015 3:55:03 AM

Fats are good so is cholesterol its the types of fat. Harvard study on cadavers ones with high cholesterol on average lived longer. Don't get sucked into the statin hoax! Unless you dig degenerating and early onset Alzheimer's...  Read more

High LDL Cholesterol, Should I be concerned?
Updated 6/23/2015 9:29:31 AM

I have high LDL cholesterol, and have for about 5-6 years. I am female. However, I am also only 19. My cholesterol first measured high at 13 or 14, and again at 15. At the time, I had been on crutches and inactive for nearly a year, and my pediatrici...  Read more

100 calorie smoothie

Try blending 1/3 cup of nonfat yogurt with 2/3 cup of frozen blueberries and ice....  Read more

Oatmeal for Breakfast!!

Oatmeal is filling and helps tide you over until lunch....  Read more

Cholesterol Support

A support group for those who wish to lower their cholesterol levels and maintain healthy numbers. ...  Read more

You Asked: What's better, Margarine or Butter?

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

You Asked: ''Should I Be Concerned about Going Over My Daily Cholesterol Limit?''

Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health? Great question! Dietary cholesterol usually gets a bad rap, but did you know that your body actually needs cholesterol? That's because cholesterol is a building block of body c...  Read more