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Sterols Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sterols 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

New National Dietary Guidelines on Cholesterol
Updated 2/14/2015 9:30:56 AM

"A U.S. advisory panel reviewing national dietary guidelines has decided to drop its caution against eating cholesterol-laden food, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. At a December meeting, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee discuss...  Read more

Adding a daily sodium sugar and cholesterol goal t
Updated 1/31/2015 7:01:14 PM

Adding a daily sodium sugar and cholesterol goal total and remaining section to the botom. As it is you have to go in and look at each item you ate and add it uo yourself....  Read more

High Cholesterol Help Please
Updated 1/30/2015 9:21:29 PM

I went to the Dr and they told me I was 20 pounds overweight and my cholesterol was 225. Any good suggestions on lowering it and what I can eat to lose weight and help with the cholsterol? Thank you April...  Read more

any tips for lowering cholesterol naturally? I'm o
Updated 1/25/2015 11:54:56 AM

any tips for lowering cholesterol naturally? I'm only 24 but have extremely high cholesterol levels. My doctor prescribed 2 medications but I want to try to get the levels down on my own first because of all of the possible side effects of the meds....  Read more

I'm 63 years old, have high cholesterol and about
Updated 1/4/2015 11:50:22 AM

I'm 63 years old, have high cholesterol and about 25 pounds overweight. I work at hospice on night shift. It's so hard to eat right at night and I'm too tired to exercise. Anyone was to be my buddy? I know all about dieting and exercising. I...  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