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
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
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
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
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
I am a 55 year old female, I am 5'5" and about 146 pounds, and for the first time in my life a doctor (well, a NP rather) suggested I get a full blood workup. Well, the results came back, everything was fine except my LDL cholesterol, it came back a... Read more
Ok I have been eating well, I think. Salads, watching my calories, cutting back on both fat and sugar consumption, plus staying within my caloric allowance for the day. All sounds good right??? Just checked out the nutrients at the bottom of my page.... Read more
I recently gave blood and just received the results today. My blood pressure is perfect and I am very healthy. My cholesterol is desirable. The normal range is below 200 and mine is 196. It's pretty close to 200 so should I bring it down? I don't ev... 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
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
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