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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]

Your Questions About Cholesterol And Triglycerides Numbers

Susan asks… Blood work showed my triglycerides to be 154 despite very good cholesterol numbers. Is this at all worrisome? I used an at home kit that showed my total cholesterol was 149, HDL 67, LDL 49, and triglycerides 154. I know the HDL and LDL levels are good, but the triglycerides levels are generally… [Read the Rest]

Your Questions About Cholesterol And Triglycerides Diet

Ken asks… How do I lower my LDL when I already have a cholesterol-free diet? I’m a longtime (16 years) vegetarian with an almost zero cholesterol diet. I don’t smoke, and I eat lots of fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes. I recently was told I have a borderline high LDL level (149). My HDL… [Read the Rest]

Cholesterol and Triglyceride Screening

If you are battling high triglycerides or high cholesterol or if you want to know if your triglycerides are high, take advantage of the low cost and sometimes even FREE cardiovascular screening that you will frequently see advertised in your city. This screening helps to evaluate your risk for having a heart attack or other… [Read the Rest]

Cholesterol and Triglycerides Risk for Heart Disease

Cholesterol and triglycerides are fat-like substances produced by your body plus consumed through what you eat. Although the cells of your body need both, excesses of either cholesterol or triglycerides or both can build up in your blood vessels. When this happens it can cause your blood vessels to narrow which in turn reduces blood… [Read the Rest]

Cholesterol and Triglycerides

When it comes to cholesterol and triglycerides, there are some major similarities and some major differences. It’s very important for you to know what these are and how they affect your health. How Cholesterol and Triglycerides are Alike Both are blood fats or “lipids”. Both are tested on the lipid panel. Neither can dissolve in… [Read the Rest]