Aerobic Exercise

Feb 22 by

Aerobic Activities and cholesterol levels. As we’ve discussed on this site, cholesterol is a fat like substance. It plays a pretty vital role in keeping the body fit and healthy.  However its levels need to be maintained at an ideal range. One of the ways you can do that is by diet, but the other way is through suitable exercise. Any significant fluctuation in the levels may harm the body and could affect its metabolism. High cholesterol may also be responsible for many diseases that affect the heart, liver and the brain. Some of these diseases are Cirrhosis, Alzheimer and several other strokes. It is responsible for hemorrhagic stroke on the brain. The cholesterol content in the body is responsible for all these diseases. However to be more specific, the main culprit is the...

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Types of Cholesterol

Feb 9 by

The Main Types of Cholesterol in the Body. There is actually only one type of cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is a kind of fat created by the liver or obtained by eating animal products. It’s essential for a body to function and thus needs to travel from the liver through the bloodstream for cells to use. Proteins However, since cholesterol is a fat it is not soluble in the bloodstream. This means that cholesterol separates itself from the bloodstream much like oil separates itself from water. In order for cholesterol to travel through the body it must be packaged with proteins. Proteins form a shell around the fatty cholesterol creating a “cholesterol complex”. When people refer to “types” of cholesterol they are actually referring to the proteins used to create these complexes. Lipoproteins...

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Ways to Reduce Cholesterol

Jan 25 by

Before, cutting cholesterol was simply a matter of avoiding eggs and cutting back on fat, but it turned out that it is a lot more complicated than that. Good thing is there are more ways to bring good and bad cholesterol in line. Drink green tea As surprising as it may sound there’s a solid basis of evidence to show that green tea may help reduce cholesterol levels. The fact it can also help you reduce weight is a double whammy. You can find out more about it here. Eat more good fats Monounsaturated fats, found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil, lower bad cholesterol (LDL) without bringing down good cholesterol (HDL). Replace butter with olive oil, use skim milk instead of whole and eat lean meat. Eggs are OK Eating saturated fat is...

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Does Garlic Reduce Cholesterol?...

Jan 25 by

The effects of garlic on reducing cholesterol The effects of garlic on reducing cholesterol has been put to the test by numerous scientific studies that have failed to produce conclusive results. Although garlic has been used for other medical purposes in the past the way in which garlic lowers the cholesterol level is not scientifically proven. The only probable reason that scientists suggest is the reduction of cholesterol by preventing LDLs (including cholesterol) from being oxidized. This is possible because garlic is a proven anti-oxidant. Thus it can prevent build up and clogs of cholesterol in the blood vessels. Read more about garlic and cholesterol in the full...

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Statins: Kill or Cure?

Jan 25 by

Statins: Kill or Cure? Some people, including medical people, are claiming that statins, far from being a wonder drug, are actually potentially very damaging to your health. If you’re already taking statins, or are being advised to do so, how can you determine for yourself whether it’s safe to take them? That’s the pressing question that faces anyone who is concerned with their health and well-being and who would like to make informed decisions – popping pills without understanding the benefits, risks and dangers would be like walking into an unknown area late at night: it may be perfectly safe, or it could be lethal. Good research will help you work out which it is. So, the basic argument goes like this: the anti-statins people say that the research does not show compelling evidence...

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Ultra bad cholesterol

Jan 25 by

If it wasn’t bad enough that there was already a “good” and a “bad” cholesterol (especially the “bad” one), it seems that scientists have now discovered a new type of cholesterol that is even worse than the “bad” type we all knew about already. It’s stickier than the normal “bad” cholesterol and that means it is more likely to stick to your artery walls. The University of Warwick were looking at different types of LDL and the new, really bad type is called MGmin LDL. So what can you do about this? Well, it seems that blood sugar may be an exacerbating factor, which is why type 2 diabetes sufferers in particular often have this new type of cholesterol. It’s a good idea, therefore, to try to keep your blood sugar level as “normal”...

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