Unhealthy cholesterol levels (low HDL, high LDL, and high triglycerides) increase the risk for heart disease and heart attack. Some risk factors for cholesterol can be controlled (diet, exercise, weight) while others cannot (age, gender, and family history).
From puberty on, men tend to have lower HDL (good cholesterol) levels than women. One reason is that the female sex hormone estrogen is associated with higher HDL levels. Because of this, premenopausal women...Read more
In 1973, the late Dr. Robert Atkins published his first book entitled “Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution: the high calorie way to stay thin... Read more »
A reader recently asked if eating a significant amount of fiber can diminish the effect of Lipitor (atorvastatin) in reducing cholesterol... Read more »
After thoroughly bashing trans fatty acids in my last blog on dietary fat and cholesterol, I thought it only fair to round out the field... Read more »