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  • gangadharan nair

    High blood cholesterol may be controlled by diet, exercise and statin drugs. Diabetes and hypothyroidism may increase blood cholesterol to a higher level.
    Adopt DASH diet (Mediterranean diet). Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oils or polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.

  • gentle soul

    There are many books that rank food in calories, fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol and various vitamins. I guess you did not go to the book store for yourself to look. I wish you health and wellness.

  • beowulf

    I suggest Gary Null.. and cross reference from there.
    http://gnhealthyliving.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=895

    also suggest:
    http://www.naturalnews.com (enter cholesterol in their search enginie)

    Cholesterol is important for normal hormone production in the body (vitamin D3) and is the main component in brain matter.

    be well.

  • McGee

    The best book is called "Your Body’s Many Cries For Water" by F. Batmanghelidj, MD.

    Any other books are misleading and inaccurate because they subscribe to the mainstream ideas on the physiology of the human body. They don’t recognize dehydration as the cause of health problems (including high cholesterol). Dehydration is a most serious and dangerous condition that kills millions of people each year – but is mostly ignored by the medical profession.

    Although we get about 25% of our cholesterol intake from food, it doesn’t automatically go to the arteries. You can eat all the cholesterol you want and it won’t hurt you. Cholesterol forms when there’s a reason for it to form. Cholesterol is actually a life-saving substance.

    Get the book to find out more. You’ll learn about a lot more than just cholesterol.

  • Yes there are but what you glean from them will vary widely.

    Cholesterol panels you can have done will have important details including:

    Triglycerides (level of fat in bloodstream)
    HDL (the "good" cholesterol) – several types
    LDL (the "bad" cholesterol) – different types, not all bad, if you have mostly type A you are golden
    Total cholesterol

    When you get your cholesterol panel / lipid panel taken, you’re looking for a good Trig/HDL ratio of 2.0 or below. Cholesterol in general is not as bad as people think. You don’t want to be put on statins to attack your LDL when you have the good kind, and you don’t want to kick your important cholesterol into submission either.

    Eating a low carbohydrate, high fat diet is key to regulating cholesterol levels (mainly keeping VLDL) and keeping inflammation low. Too much emphasis is placed on cholesterol levels and heart attack risk while inflammation plays a much larger role.

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