• norton g

    Cholesterol is normally both ingested and made by and in the body. As for control of cholesterol, what can you do to reduce your cholesterol if it is too high, like over 180
    There are several steps you can take to reduce your cholesterol levels. The first is to eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. That means keeping your total fat consumption–saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated–to fewer than 30 percent of your daily intake of calories. Remember to keep your cholesterol intake to fewer than 300 milligrams per day. Saturated fats contained in butter, whole milk, hydrogenated oils, chocolate shortening, etc. should comprise no more than one third of your total fat consumption. To reduce your total fat and cholesterol intake, limit your consumption of meats such as beef, pork, liver and tongue (always trim away excess fat). In addition, avoid cheese, fried foods, nuts and cream, and try to curb your intake of eggs to no more than four per week. Try to eat meatless meals several times a week, use skim milk and include fish in your diet. Eat a wide variety of vegetables, pasta, grains and fruit. Another good tip is to look at the package label of the foods you buy, and restrict your choices to foods containing 3 grams of fat or less per serving.

    There is evidence that water-soluble fibers can aid in lowering cholesterol; these foods include the fiber in oat or corn bran, beans and legumes, pectin found in apples and other fruits, and guar that is used as a thickener. Although highly touted by the media and health food stores, the phospholipid Lecithin has not been confirmed as a reducer of blood cholesterol levels.

    If you are overweight, trying to lose weight and including aerobic exercise in your routine can help raise those desirable HDL levels. Diet and exercise alone can decrease cholesterol levels by up to 15 percent.

    It probably comes as no surprise to you that, if you smoke, you should quit to avoid a wide range of health problems, including lower HDL levels and increased risk of heart attack.

  • chad c

    cholesterol derives from animal based products. vegetables have none.

  • dontbelievethehype

    not all cholesterol is bad, cholesterol is essential to good health, your cells need cholesterol or they wont function okay, so everyone has cholesterol, but there is HDL and LDL, high HDL is good, but high LDL is really bad, also body makes cholesterol when you sleep *because it is essential for good health*, cut down on eggs and greasy foods. eat FRUITS and steamed veggies. excessive cholestrol is not used by the body so it accumulates in the arteries of the hearth which is so bad. dont worry its not a disease or anything, it can be a silent killer just eat healthy

  • twisten

    no shrimp,nothing fried or died,nothing with flavor,
    nothing with any sort of smell,nothing with a juice or gravy,nothing with any ounce of enjoyment at all.
    nothing sweet,nothing in the freezer section of the ice cream truck,
    no candy,no soda,nothing but water,,,,,,

    o,wait a minute,that was my diet.

  • xvrongqian@yahoo.cn

    Cholesterol is a fatty substance (a lipid) that is an important part of the outer lining (membrane) of cells in the body of animals. Cholesterol is also found in the blood circulation of humans. The cholesterol in a person’s blood originates from two major sources; dietary intake and liver production. Dietary cholesterol comes mainly from meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. Organ meats, such as liver, are especially high in cholesterol content, while foods of plant origin contain no cholesterol. After a meal, cholesterol is absorbed by the intestines into the blood circulation and is then packaged inside a protein coat. This cholesterol-protein coat complex is called a chylomicron.

    The liver is capable of removing cholesterol from the blood circulation as well as manufacturing cholesterol and secreting cholesterol into the blood circulation. After a meal, the liver removes chylomicrons from the blood circulation. In between meals, the liver manufactures and secretes cholesterol back into the blood circulation.

    What are LDL and HDL cholesterol?

    LDL cholesterol is called "bad" cholesterol, because elevated levels of LDL cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. LDL lipoprotein deposits cholesterol on the artery walls, causing the formation of a hard, thick substance called cholesterol plaque. Over time, cholesterol plaque causes thickening of the artery walls and narrowing of the arteries, a process called atherosclerosis.

    HDL cholesterol is called the "good cholesterol" because HDL cholesterol particles prevent atherosclerosis by extracting cholesterol from the artery walls and disposing of them through the liver. Thus, high levels of LDL cholesterol and low levels of HDL cholesterol (high LDL/HDL ratios) are risk factors for atherosclerosis, while low levels of LDL cholesterol and high level of HDL cholesterol (low LDL/HDL ratios) are desirable.

    Total cholesterol is the sum of LDL (low density) cholesterol, HDL (high density) cholesterol, VLDL (very low density) cholesterol, and IDL (intermediate density) cholesterol.

    What determines the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood?

    The liver not only manufactures and secretes LDL cholesterol into the blood; it also removes LDL cholesterol from the blood. A high number of active LDL receptors on the liver surfaces is associated with the rapid removal of LDL cholesterol from the blood and low blood LDL cholesterol levels. A deficiency of LDL receptors is associated with high LDL cholesterol blood levels.

    Both heredity and diet have a significant influence on a person’s LDL, HDL and total cholesterol levels. For example, familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common inherited disorder whose victims have a diminished number or nonexistent LDL receptors on the surface of liver cells. People with this disorder also tend to develop atherosclerosis and heart attacks during early adulthood.

    Diets that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol raise the levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Fats are classified as saturated or unsaturated (according to their chemical structure). Saturated fats are derived primarily from meat and dairy products and can raise blood cholesterol levels. Some vegetable oils made from coconut, palm, and cocoa are also high in saturated fats.

    Does lowering LDL cholesterol prevent heart attacks and strokes?

    Lowering LDL cholesterol is currently the primary focus in preventing atherosclerosis and heart attacks. Most doctors now believe that the benefits of lowering LDL cholesterol include:

    Reducing or stopping the formation of new cholesterol plaques on the artery walls;
    Reducing existing cholesterol plaques on the artery walls;
    Widening narrowed arteries;
    Preventing the rupture of cholesterol plaques, which initiates blood clot formation;
    Decreasing the risk of heart attacks; and
    Decreasing the risk of strokes. The same measures that retard atherosclerosis in coronary arteries also benefit the carotid and cerebral arteries (arteries that deliver blood to the brain).


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