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minimum healthy ratio on a nutrition label: Unsaturated/Saturated fat? [closed]

This is not a question about overall or daily nutrition intakes (ex: not asking percentage of daily fat or calories). Instead, I'm asking about assessing an individual nutrition label: To help decide ...
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What does a lipid panel measure?

A lipid panel measures serum cholesterol and triglycerides: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diagnostics/17176-lipid-panel If the subject is fasting, then, would it be accurate to state that the ...
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Discordant optimal total cholesterol levels for lowest mortality?

The 2019 ESC/EAS dyslipidemia guidelines [1] recommend lowering LDL cholesterol as much as possible to reduce cardiovascular risk. They cite evidence that higher LDL cholesterol increases CVD risk and ...
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Is High blood cholesterol a cause of heart disease even if the ratio of HDL:LDL is high?

In my limited understanding, LDL blood Cholesterol -> Clogs Arteries HDL blood Cholesterol -> carries LDL cholesterol away from Arteries Then based on this, does total cholesterol even matter? ...
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What other function does PCSK9 have, other than LDL cholesterol control? [closed]

I am trying to understand if PCSK9 has other functions in the body, other than the one mentioned in the question title. I know it can be found in different tissues, but I can't find anything about ...
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Is Omega-3 Consumption Associated with Lowering of LDL cholesterol?

I found some conflicting information on whether omega-3 consumption is associated with decreased LDL levels. This says: Increase dietary omega-3s: Consuming more omega-3-rich foods like wild-caught ...
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Is there such a thing as (LDL) cholesterol half life?

Suppose that—post holiday pot roast, cheese, and cookie eating that borders on indulgence—your January 2nd blood test reveals that your (LDL) cholesterol is high. No surprise there. You were asking ...
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Cholesterol: What is the upper limit for VLDL and how do you lower the levels?

Linked to Cholesterol: How can you lower LDL and maintain OR raise HDL? Everywhere I look online (e.g. Cleveland Clinic), it says about keeping LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) to less than 100 mg/dL ...
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Transient duration for cholestorol medication

I understand that triglycerides levels are modulated / reduced by diet medications Assuming diet is not changed, and a very high (400+ mg / DL) is reduced to 150. How long (order of magnitude: 3 ...
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If high cholesterol does not cause as atherosclerosis? Then what does?

I frequently come up with articles about the topic such as this one https://www.nhs.uk/news/heart-and-lungs/study-says-theres-no-link-between-cholesterol-and-heart-disease/. Now, if there is no link ...
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Inconsistencies in statin prescribing practices?

My understanding is that the ACC/AHA released updated guidelines for cholesterol management in 2014; in particular, rather than treating to specific target levels for LDL-C, it has more specific ...
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Did Gary Taubes prove that cholesterol levels between 200 mg/dl and 240 mg/dl are normal and healthy?

I am now holding the original, Polish edition book called "The Hidden Therapies - What your doctor won't tell you" authored by Jerzy Zięba, who is widely considered to be a quack by medical ...
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Does the liver produce less cholesterol if a person eats a lot of cholesterol?

I can't find any real study on this. I only found couple of blogs like this: ​ “It turns out the liver does a really good job of regulating the balance between the cholesterol the body makes and the ...
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Can cholesterol be lowered too much?

Is there a concern about reducing cholesterol too much? When asked, my doctor told me that "there is no such thing as too low" when it comes to either LDL or total cholesterol. While I believe this ...
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Is having 3 whole eggs at breakfast harmful?

Last couple of day I have been having 3 whole eggs scrambled with around 2 tea spoon soybean oil in breakfast. Some friends of mine told me having 3 whole eggs is harmful for my health. I understand ...
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Fibrin production from joint damage promotes arterial blockages?

Can increased fibrin production from joint damage promote vascular disease such as arterial blockages, particularly where obesity or markedly increased weight causes knee, hip, ankle, and spine damage?...
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Is it possible to reduce stress by directly reducing cholestrol intake?

"Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone synthesized from cholesterol by enzymes..." Dartmouth University I also found some sites that mentioned that higher cholestrol resulted from people who were ...
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Does eating three to five whole eggs each day increase the level of blood cholesterol? [duplicate]

I am a great fan of eggs and have consumed many eggs a day since I was young. I had not even the slightest worry about my blood cholesterol level until an old man told me yesterday about the ...
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Is it normal to have high cholesterol after pregnancy?

Does breastfeeding moms tend to have higher cholesterol levels after pregnancy?
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Is eating too much cholesterol bad?

I've been researching cholesterol a bit (my grandma is telling me off) and I've found some sites saying that eating cholesterol is not bad since you're body makes 75% of the cholesterol found in your ...
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Does Cholesterol Measurement vary throughout the day?

If cholesterol is mostly produced at night, is there any evidence on whether or not cholesterol tests (TC, LDL, HDL, etc) done early in the morning produce different results compared to doing them ...
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Lipid test interval

What is a reasonable amount of time to wait to determine the effect of introducing a change in lipid medication (statins \ fenofibrate). For example, if on January 1 one measures Triglycerides and ...
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Is bottled green tea just as beneficial as loose leaf green tea from tea shops? [closed]

There's a tasty and cheap, cold bottle of green tea that I've been buying daily for 2.75 per bottle. Most grocery stores sell it. It is unsweetened, supposedly made from loose leaf tea and has ...
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Are precooked frozen chicken wings bad for health?

I am a student with limited time available to cook. I try to stay healthy, though, with eating rice pilaf (rice cooked with various vegetables), milk, nuts and fruits. I am immensely fond of chicken ...
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Does unfiltered coffee raise cholesterol

My friend told me that unfiltered coffee may raise my cholesterol. I am carefully watching my diet to reduce cholesterol by my Doctor's recommendation. If stopping drinking unfiltered coffee can ...
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What natural supplements exist to lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol?

The doctor told me to use Niacin or Red Yeast to reduce cholesterol. Examine.com, which seems to be pretty legit, seems to support using Garlic as a natural alternative. What supplements exist with ...
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What are some health consequences of low cholesterol?

I was told about low cholesterol in an off-handed comment by my doctor while he was inspecting an FBT for the cellulitis I am treating that low cholesterol is bad for you. Is this true? Is it bad to ...
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Is there a relationship between vitamin D levels and cholesterol?

I've been trying to read up on high cholesterol and there is a lot of information out there about it. In addition to "don't eat fatty foods" and "exercise more," there are some ...
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Cholesterol in Fish higher than in Meats?

Fish are generally known as food good for cardio-vascular health primarily due to its high Omega-3 content. We also are told that generally cholesterol is bad for cardio-vascular health. Now I just ...
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Are there variations in blood cholesterol by age?

Is blood cholesterol supposed to be always the same level or there are variations according to the age?
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