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What Are Triglycerides vs. Cholesterol?
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What Are Triglycerides vs. Cholesterol?

Derek Burnett | May 13, 2024

Triglycerides are one of several fat-soluble molecules, or lipids, that have an impact on health. They are found in fatty foods but we also produce them.

Which is the Good Cholesterol?
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Which is the Good Cholesterol?

Derek Burnett | May 13, 2024

HDL Is the "good" cholesterol while LDL is the bad cholesterol. While there is some truth to these good and bad categories there are many nuances.

High Cholesterol Medications and Their Side Effects
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High Cholesterol Medications and Their Side Effects

Derek Burnett | May 12, 2024

Medications play a crucial role in getting your cholesterol down but, they are not a magic bullet or a substitute for healthy diet and exercise.

 Normal Cholesterol Levels
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 Normal Cholesterol Levels

Derek Burnett | May 11, 2024

There are actually a range of normal cholesterol levels and multiple criteria that are used to determine if therapeutic intervention is warranted.

What Is Cholesterol?
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What Is Cholesterol?

Derek Burnett | May 10, 2024

Cholesterol has negative connotations. It is, however, vital to proper function of organs and tissues. It's only in excess that it is a problem.

High Cholesterol Symptoms
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High Cholesterol Symptoms

Derek Burnett | May 9, 2024

Unfortunately, just like with high blood pressure high cholesterol has no reliably noticeable symptoms with poor outcomes coming out of the blue.

Foods High in Cholesterol
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Foods High in Cholesterol

Derek Burnett | May 8, 2024

Determining what foods are high in cholesterol is more difficult than it first appears, as foods high in unsaturated fat can actually lower cholesterol.

How to Lower Cholesterol
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How to Lower Cholesterol

Derek Burnett | May 7, 2024

Cholesterol can be lowered through natural means such as habit changes, diet, and physical activity. It can also be lowered through the use of medications.

Should You Treat High Triglycerides?
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Should You Treat High Triglycerides?

Sadiya Khan, MD | November 3, 2023

Cholesterol numbers and their significance often take center stage in discussions about cardiovascular health. However, there’s another number that tends…

Lowering Your LDL Cholesterol: How Low Should You Go?
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Lowering Your LDL Cholesterol: How Low Should You Go?

Antonio M. Gotto, MD, DPhil | October 30, 2018

New medications let you dial down bad cholesterol to extremely low levels. But could this backfire?

Total Cholesterol Over 200? You May Not Need a Statin.
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Total Cholesterol Over 200? You May Not Need a Statin.

Suzanne Steinbaum | January 30, 2018

The subject of statins and cholesterol is a super-complicated one. And your doctor probably doesn't have time for super-complicated. In-a-rush…

Snooze Your Way to Better Cholesterol
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Snooze Your Way to Better Cholesterol

May 27, 2016

A high level of HDL, the good kind of cholesterol, protects your heart and your brain. You’ve heard plenty about…

What You Don’t Know About Statins (Could Hurt You)
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What You Don’t Know About Statins (Could Hurt You)

May 25, 2016

Cholesterol-lowering statins, touted as “wonder” drugs, are in the news—again. And the news is not all good. Here’s the latest…

Forget “Bad” Cholesterol. Here’s the Number You Should Really Worry About
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Forget “Bad” Cholesterol. Here’s the Number You Should Really Worry About

Stephen T. Sinatra, MD | March 28, 2016

Old habits die hard. For several decades, doctors have focused on low-density liprotein (LDL), the so-called “bad cholesterol,” as a…

Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way
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Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way

Mark A. Stengler, NMD | March 5, 2014

The general medical community pays lip service to diet and lifestyle changes as a first line of therapy for abnormal…