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
Our body's lipids such as triglycerides and cholesterol are insoluble in circulating plasma (the fluid component of our blood.) In order... Read more »
“My doctor said my cholesterol was fine . . . So why did I have a heart attack?!” Let’s face it: Using cholesterol values alone to... 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 »