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
1. How can I lower my cholesterol? Cholesterol can be lowered by a variety of means which traditionally begins with therapeutic lifestyle... Read more »
I recently had my annual physical, complete with blood tests. My doctor sent me the results and there’s one that I’m extremely happy to... Read more »
You already know that being physically active will help you lower total cholesterol and triglycerides, reduce high blood pressure, and... Read more »