Low Cholesterol Diet Tips

low cholesterol dietFollowing a low cholesterol diet can reduce and maintain your cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Use the following recommendations to help lower dangerous cholesterol levels by as much as 10 to 15 percent.

Sources of Bad Cholesterol

Red meat and dairy are the primary sources of cholesterol in the American pantry, so reducing those – or eliminating them entirely – is the best route to lower levels.  There are other sources of so-called bad cholesterol that are also easy to identify. […]

Lowering High Cholesterol – Taking a Baseline

Determining how to lower your high cholesterol reading requires first taking a baseline measurements of your weight, waist size, diet, and activity that are potentially relevant to your cholesterol. What is a baseline? A baseline is simply a measure of current state.  You’ll take measurements and compare them to the ideal when figuring out how to go about lowering your[…]

What Is High Cholesterol?

While most people of a certain age are generally aware that standard blood tests measure cholesterol, it’s worth understanding a more about what is being measured and why. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance created in the liver, and its presence is required throughout the human body to make vitamin D, hormones, and[…]

How to Deal with a High Cholesterol Reading

After receiving a high cholesterol reading from my doctor, I put together a plan to lower my cholesterol to a healthy level naturally, without medication. Understanding of my own health Prior to my high cholesterol reading, I was never conscious of nor did I care about connections between cholesterol and blood pressure with heart disease.  As I[…]

Running for Beginners

Salty Running features articles by and for women looking to improve their training and performance, and offers a free “Running for Beginners”  program that can provide anyone with a good, simple introduction to the sport. Running is my favorite heart-healthy exercise, and is demonstrated to lower cholesterol levels, improve longevity, increase bone mass, and improve[…]

How to Reduce the Risk of a Heart Attack

The Wall Street Journal published an article about how to reduce the risk of a heart attack entitled “The Guide to Beating a Heart Attack”.  It’s well known that most of the risk of a heart attack is associated with factors that are within a person’s control, including cholesterol, blood pressure, physical activity, smoking and[…]

Statins and Cholesterol: New Drug May Enhance or Replace Statins

Recently, I wrote about the negative side effect of statins on memory.  Researchers announced a new drug, early in the clinical testing stages, that may enhance the cholesterol-lowering benefits of statins or replace them entirely.  The new drug is an antibody called REGN727.  REGN727 works by blocking the action of a protein produced in the[…]

Statins and Memory Loss: The Tradeoff With Anti-Cholesterol Medication

In a recently released advisory notice, the FDA acknowledged a relationship between statins and memory loss, something many patients taking anti-cholesterol drugs and their doctors already knew.  Specifically, the notice advised that “cognitive impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users”. Tara Parker-Pope writes in the New York Times[…]