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What Causes High Cholesterol?

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  • Mostly useful info but it could do with updating..
  • OK article. Could be better.
    Tbsp ea Apple Cider Vinegar, honey both not refined in glass water daily lowered my cholesterol 40 pts.
  • A ten-year old article needs to be updated...
  • Valid point about this being an old article. It needs to be updated with current info, especially regarding eggs.
  • My grandparents all died of heart disease but they also eat very high cholesterol diets! My blood work shows no trouble!
  • I've changed all my controllable factors but you can't change genetics....I hate that!!!
  • This is one time when I am happy to know I am the exception to the rule-- I eat a very high fat diet--I never limit butter, heavy cream or eggs; I also eat full fat cheeses and yogurt. Since I started doing this my bad cholesterol went down 90 points and my good cholesterol is 68. When I talked to my Dr about this she said there are many people who have similar results. Talk to your Dr about it and find out for yourself.
  • This is a good article but it is 10 years old. There are some other good articles about EGG YOLKS. MY DH was told he had high Cholesterol and do not eat the yolks for many years we did that.

    He now has MACULAR DEGENERATION.

    In the UK they say there is an epidemic with MACULAR DEGENERATION and eat the yolks. So my Brother in UK and my DH in US started to eat those lovely yolks he missed since the Cardiologist said NO EGG YOLKS. MY DH had to give up driving just 25 miles so I had to drive.
    After we both ate the yolks he went to a check up and now he can drive again it is off the license.
    I was always an EGG LOVER and I never stopped eating Fresh eggs.
    I hope the article will be redone with more information I hope. Pat in Maine.
  • Agree there is a too high number but there is a too low. Remember this is the only food our brain consumes. We are starving it! My holistic Dr. said not to do those numbers. People follow the money on who backed those studies!
  • Great article on what causes High cholesterol!
  • DSATROCH
    I do like how SparkPeople is consistent in promoting a varied diet and not fad based. There are people who prefer and feel better on moderate or lower carbs. I know I need carbs but try to ensure they are higher quality. High protein diet does not work for me but lots of veggies and some fruits adds lots of interest and variety. Exercise is what improves my cholesterol the most .
  • IT IS NOT OUTDATED, YOU LOW CARB PEOPLE NEED TO STOP TELLING THAT! EVERYONE IS FREAKING DIFFERENT OKAY GET THAT! PERSONALLY LOW CARB DIET MADE MY CHOLESTEROL EVEN FREAKING WORSE!

    I tried low carb for 6 months, for the next 6 months it kept creeping up and creeping up and creeping up NOW IT'S AT FREAKING HEART ATTACK LEVELS, normal level is around 150ish, now mine is at 307!

    GUESS WHAT'S BRINGING IT DOWN.........WHOLE GRAIN, BALANCE DIET, EXERCISE!

    YOU DIE HARD LOW CARBERS KNOCK IT THE HELL OFF!
  • Much of the info about diet is outdated. Research has shown over and over again that high carb diet drives cholesterol up and that saturated fats like butter, do not impact negatively like previously thought. I eat a Low Carb High Fat diet (9 months now) and my cholesterol dropped 90 points!! My HDL is high, LDL is low, my triglycerides are low.

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