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The Latest Cholesterol News & Research

With the steadily increasing numbers of Americans getting diagnosed with high cholesterol levels each year, the American government and researchers across the nation are eager to find solutions to this major health problem. In the news on almost a daily basis you will come across articles announcing the results of the most recent cholesterol research…. [Read the Rest]

Lower Cholesterol With Two Apples A Day

Recent cholesterol research shows that eating just two apples a day can lower your cholesterol and protect you against heart disease and strokes. Dr. Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, RD, Margaret A. Sitton Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at The Florida State University believes that apples are definitely a “miracle fruit” that… [Read the Rest]

High Cholesterol and Children

high cholesterol in children

Heart disease doesn’t just happen overnight. There is an increasing problem with high cholesterol and children, along with very convincing evidence that heart disease begins in childhood. The buildup of fatty plaque in your arteries may have started when you were a child and is progressing slowly as you age. This is known as the… [Read the Rest]

Heart Healthy Nuts and Weight Gain

Heart healthy nuts

Nuts have been promoted as heart healthy because eating them can lower triglycerides and cholesterol but many of us tend to avoid them because we don’t want to gain weight due to the high fat content in nuts. However, a recent study printed in the Nutrition Journal 2012 concluded that eating nuts does not lead… [Read the Rest]

The VAP Cholesterol Test

VAP cholesterol test

While the lipid panel has been used for years to diagnose high cholesterol and triglycerides, there are other tests that can give us more helpful information, thanks to advances in technology. One of these tests is the VAP test developed by Atherotech Diagnostic Lab. The problem with the standard lipid panel is that it does… [Read the Rest]

Alcohol And Cholesterol

From previous articles on we know that alcohol and triglycerides don’t mix, but what about alcohol and cholesterol? Does drinking alcohol increase the level of cholesterol in your body like it does with your triglycerides? Surprisingly, no, it does not. In fact, alcohol may even help improve cholesterol levels. But before you rush off… [Read the Rest]

Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk Of BPH

Men everywhere beware! If you have metabolic syndrome, you have twice as likely to develop BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia and inflammation of the prostate gland. In a second study, after adjusting for age, men with metabolic syndrome were three times as likely to develop moderate to severe inflammation of the prostate. These studies were… [Read the Rest]

What Is A Trans Fat?

If you are dealing with heart disease and high cholesterol, asking what is a trans fat is a very good question. In your quest to lower your cholesterol and triglycerides, one of the terms you should be aware of is ‘trans fats’ because they can kill you. Researchers who studied the effect of trans fats… [Read the Rest]

Your Questions About Cholesterol And Triglycerides Difference

Mandy asks… What is the difference between cholesterol, lipids and triglycerides ? Sheila answers: Cholesterol is a waxy steroid metabolite found in the cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma of all animals, including humans. It is an essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes, where it is required to establish proper membrane permeability… [Read the Rest]

Cholesterol Checks Should Start in Childhood

If you are a parent concerned about the health of your child, you may have wondered when your child should start having her cholesterol checked. Unfortunately, research is revealing that cardiovascular diseases have their start in childhood. These findings have resulted in new guidelines for cholesterol checking… New Guidelines Urge Cholesterol Check for All Kids… [Read the Rest]