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Q: does beer cause high cholesterol?

does beer cause high cholesterol?

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Martin Cane, M.D., Health Pro
11/ 5/08 10:44pm

lacey leister,

 

Thanks for your question.

 

Beer does not affect the cholesterol level, but can affect the level of another fat in the blood, triglyceride, which is also important as a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and vascular disease.

If you have a problem with elevated triglycerides, you should limit your intake of beer to 12 ounces a day for women, and 24 ounces a day for men.  Wine, in moderation, has shown beneficial effects on heart disease.  This means one 4 ounce serving for women, or 2 servings for men.

 

Martin Cane, M.D.

 

 

 

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dave g, Community Member
4/19/10 2:06pm

 

I am a 37 year old male and I have a high cholesterol 6.9%. The hdl is in the normal range but low the ldl is high, I exercise three times a week at the gym on average, I enjoy a pint but I don't not exceed the recommended intake per week on alcohol,  my blood pressure is good, my bmi is average to good and my weight is also average to good.

I don't eat a great deal of fast foods, maybe a pizza/takeaway a month sort of thing, my main meat is chicken, everywhere I read  in relation to cholesterol is I should eat more fish, this is an issue as I don't like much fish just the normal cod prawns and salmon, can you give me any tips suggestions as i need to reduce my Cholesterol and dont know how

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dave g, Community Member
4/19/10 2:07pm

I am a 37 year old male and I have a high cholesterol 6.9%. The hdl is in the normal range but low the ldl is high, I exercise three times a week at the gym on average, I enjoy a pint but I don't not exceed the recommended intake per week on alcohol,  my blood pressure is good, my bmi is average to good and my weight is also average to good.

I don't eat a great deal of fast foods, maybe a pizza/takeaway a month sort of thing, my main meat is chicken, everywhere I read  in relation to cholesterol is I should eat more fish, this is an issue as I don't like much fish just the normal cod prawns and salmon, can you give me any tips suggestions as i need to reduce my Cholesterol and dont know how

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Fox, Community Member
4/24/10 1:26pm

I was just recently told that my LDL is high (test was over a year ago).  My doc gave me fish oil capsules, high in Omega3..... I just started taking them so I'm not sure how well it will work but if you're not a fan of fish, (I like some fish but hubs is allergic), then trying taking some tablets... they can be purchased over the counter at almost any store.  Doc told me, Omega 3, B6 and some other things which I can't remember ;)

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rana, Community Member
8/16/11 3:54am

yes

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