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Cholesterol Medications: Not just to lower your cholesterol levels

Cholesterol medications (statins or HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors) are used to lower levels of fats (or lipids) in the blood (such as cholesterol and triglycerides). These medications help to lower bad cholesterol (LDL - low density lipoproteins), lower triglycerides and boost good cholesterol (HDL - high density lipoproteins). more ...

Diet As Good As Drug For Lowering Cholesterol

Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital have shown that a vegetarian diet composed of specific plant foods can lower cholesterol as effectively as a drug treatment. more ...

Dietary Steps to Controlling Triglycerides

While lowering blood cholesterol levels has been proven to lower the risk of coronary artery disease [CAD], the same relationship has not been established for elevated blood triglycerides. The link between CAD and triglycerides is complicated further by the relationship between high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol and triglycerides. Elevated triglycerides have a lowering effect on HDL cholesterol which, by itself, is known to increase the risk of CAD. Because of these relationships, triglycerides and cholesterol may be affected by similar risk factors for CAD, including increased body weight and decreased physical activity. In addition, increased alcohol intake and excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and sugar also appear to contribute to higher triglyceride levels more ...

Plant Sterols - A Cholesterol Lowering Agent

Plant sterols are found naturally in the diet in small amounts, such as vegetable oils, legumes (e.g. kidney beans, chick peas, lentils), fruit and vegetables and breads or cereals. The most predominate plant sterols are sitosterol, campesterol and stigmaesterol. It has been proven that plant sterols can lower blood cholesterol. more ...

The Glycemic Index - Your Weight and Your Health

Obesity is a known risk factor for health. Weight loss can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and control blood sugars for people living with diabetes. You don't have to get to your "ideal" weight to be "healthy." Working toward achieving a healthier/lower weight is what matters. There's a big difference. more ...

The Soy Story

From television, the news, the internet and the array of articles that surround us, we seem to be inundated with talk about SOY. So, what is the big deal with soy? more ...

 
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