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  • Inherited High Cholesterol

    Inherited Raised Cholesterol A high cholesterol level, a condition known as hypercholesterolemia, is typically caused by a poor diet and lifestyle combined with problems in the body’s ability to regulate lipid levels. But for some individuals (approx 1 in 500 of the population), high serum cholesterol is the result of a specific inherited genetic defect.

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  • Cholesterol Treatment Guide

    How Is High Cholesterol Treated? Introduction Medical treatment for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) typically varies according to cholesterol count, age of patient, the presence of secondary disease (eg. atherosclerosis), and the presence of additional risk factors such as family history (eg. familial hypercholesterolemia or family cardiovascular disease). In general, treatment with cholesterol-lowering drugs is required when

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  • Guide To Trans Fats (Cholesterol & Heart Disease)

    Trans Fatty Acids Trans fats have been linked to raised blood cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and heart disease. According to the latest Dietary Guidelines, consumers are warned to reduce their intake of foods high in this type of fat. How And Why Are Trans Fats Produced? Trans fats (or trans-fatty-acids) are produced when liquid vegetable oils undergo

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  • Diet To Reduce High Cholesterol

    Diet For High Cholesterol If you have elevated levels of fats in the blood (hyperlipemia) – eg. if you suffer from raised cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) (in the upper range 200-239 mg/dL) or high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) (> 200 mg/dL) – your doctor will almost certainly advise you to follow a specific diet plan designed to lower your

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  • Cholesterol And Atherosclerosis

    Atherosclerosis: Cardiovascular Disease “Narrowing Of Arteries” Arteries are blood vessels that circulate blood, oxygen and nutrients, from the heart to the rest of the body. Atherosclerosis is an arterial disease in which a build up of plaque occurs in the lining (intima) of the wall of an artery causing a “narrowing” effect and a consequent

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  • The Facts About Eggs And Cholesterol

    Eggs Are High In Dietary Cholesterol Whole eggs contain a high level of dietary cholesterol (approx 220-245mg per egg) and thus make a significant contribution to your daily cholesterol intake. Official guidelines state that the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for cholesterol is 300 mg, irrespective of calorie intake. No Link Between Egg Consumption And Cardiovascular

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