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Everything you need to know about berberine

Everything you need to know about berberine

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pravastatin (Pravichol)

pravastatin (Pravichol)

What is pravastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Pravastatin is an oral drug for lowering the cholesterol in the blood that contributes to the formation of plaques in the walls of arteries that obstruct the flow of blood, known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease. Obstruction of the flow of blood to the heart […]

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How to Create a Diet That Lowers Your Cholesterol

How to Create a Diet That Lowers Your Cholesterol

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Watching your cholesterol intake has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that certain foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp and eggs, don’t have the impact on your blood cholesterol that was once thought. Even better, some foods can help lower your […]

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Very low levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol may raise stroke risk

Very low levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol may raise stroke risk

New research examines the data of almost 100,000 participants and finds that excessively low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. New research suggests that having too little LDL cholesterol may harm cardiovascular health. The internet abounds with articles and scientific studies that warn healthcare consumers of the perils of high […]

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Statins

Statins

What are statins, and how do they work? “Statins” is a class of drugs that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. (The other source of cholesterol in the blood is dietary cholesterol.) Statins block the enzyme in the liver that is responsible for making […]

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What are the best ways to eat more protein?

What are the best ways to eat more protein?

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What to know about eating raw eggs

What to know about eating raw eggs

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Triglycerides (Tests and Lowering Your Triglyceride Levels)

Triglycerides (Tests and Lowering Your Triglyceride Levels)

Triglyceride test definition and facts Diagram showing makeup of HDL and LDL cholesterol types measured by triglyceride tests Elevated triglyceride levels may be a risk factor for atherosclerosis. Highly elevated triglyceride levels may also cause fatty liver disease and pancreatitis. High triglyceride levels can also be associated with diabetes, kidney disease, and the use of […]

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HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol (Differences, Normal Ranges, Meanings)

HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol (Differences, Normal Ranges, Meanings)

What is HDL (the “good”) cholesterol? What is LDL (the “bad) cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fat-like (lipid-like) substance that your body uses as a building block to produce hormones, vitamin D, and digestive juices that help you break down fats in your diet. HDL (high-density lipoprotein, or “good” cholesterol) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” […]

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Is white meat really more healthful than red meat?

Is white meat really more healthful than red meat?

New research challenges the widespread belief that white meat, such as chicken, is better for cholesterol levels than red meat, such as beef, pork, or lamb. A new study suggests that eating poultry is just as bad for our cholesterol levels as eating red meat. A new study breaks some bad news for meat eaters, […]