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
It's quite commonly known that high total cholesterol and LDL levels are directly related to an increased risk of heart disease and that... Read more »
You already know that being physically active will help you lower total cholesterol and triglycerides, reduce high blood pressure, and... Read more »
So, how much cholesterol can you have per day on a low cholesterol diet? This is a pretty common question for anyone who has been told to... Read more »
My husband and I have decided to go primal. Fred Flintstone, Alley Oop, hunt and gather, eat it straight from the vine, loin cloth optional... Read more »
Smaller incisions for total hip surgery are the latest trend in orthopedics. This is called minimally invasive arthroplasty (MIA). But some doctors... Read more »