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  • Raised Cholesterol – Symptoms

    High Cholesterol Levels Symptoms And Health Risks There are few if any visible symptoms of raised cholesterol levels in the bloodstream (hypercholesterolemia), although in some patients with genetically inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia), it is possible to see deposits of cholesterol in the skin, eyelids (xanthelasma palpabrum), cornea (arcus senilis) and tendons (xanthoma). Technically, hypercholesterolemia

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  • Diet and Health

    Dietary Treatment For Disease Now Common Many health conditions and diseases may be affected by the food we eat. Medical researchers have discovered a wide range of connections between our diet and our physical or mental health. Indeed, for many illnesses, dietary treatment is becoming an integral part of the overall treatment program. For example,

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  • Trans-Fats – Hydrogenated Fats

    What are Trans-fats? Trans-fats are bad news for arteries! Trans-fats are mainly contained in solid or semi-solid margarine’s, as well as commercial cooking oils that are used to produce many processed foods. Trans Fats also called Hydrogenated Fats In manufacture, liquid oils go through a process called hydrogenation, whereby each molecule of oil has several

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  • Saturated Fat

    What is saturated fat? Saturated fat is the least healthy of all fats/lipids. Sources of saturated fat Common sources of saturated fat include animal fats, butter, lard, red meat, poultry skin, cheese, cream and milk. Certain vegetable oils, like coconut and palm oil are also high in saturated fat.Note: Saturated fat is solid at room

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  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    What is polyunsaturated fat? Polyunsaturated fat is healthier than saturated fats. It is also an essential element in our diet because polyunsaturated fat includes a special family of essential fatty acids (which the human body cannot manufacture for itself) called omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. But like ALL fats, polyunsaturated fat is high

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  • Omega 6 Fats & Oils

    What is Omega-6 fat and what foods will I find it in? Omega-6 (along with omega-3) belongs to a family of fats called essential fatty acids. These EFAs are found in polyunsaturated fats. Omega 6 – Linoleic Acid (LA) – is the essential fatty acid in ample supply. According to experts, our current consumption of

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