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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, […]

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Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?

Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?

Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flying in the face of popular belief, new research suggests both red meat and white meat can drive up your cholesterol levels. The study was conducted by researchers from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), part of the University of California, San Francisco. The […]

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Forget Fasting Before That Cholesterol Test

Forget Fasting Before That Cholesterol Test

Latest Cholesterol News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For folks who hate to fast before getting a blood test to check their cholesterol levels, a new study delivers some good news. Most people may not have to abstain from everything but water before having the test, the study found. “We hope this study […]

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Blood Banks Could Help Screen for Hereditary High Cholesterol

Blood Banks Could Help Screen for Hereditary High Cholesterol

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 1 million Americans have a genetic condition that pushes their cholesterol to dangerously high levels, but many don’t know it. Now, researchers offer a possible way to get more people with so-called familial hypercholesterolemia into treatment for this potentially […]

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Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut ‘Bad’ Cholesterol by Half Within Hours

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut ‘Bad’ Cholesterol by Half Within Hours

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Imagine a procedure that filters “bad” LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream in a matter of hours. The procedure, called LDL apheresis, works somewhat like kidney dialysis. Small amounts of blood are gradually removed from the body through an IV, then passed […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)

What drugs interact with Lipitor and Vytorin? Lipitor Decreased elimination of Lipitor could increase levels of Lipitor in the body and increase the risk of muscle toxicity from Lipitor. Therefore, Lipitor should not be combined with drugs that decrease its elimination. Examples of such drugs includes: Large quantities of grape fruit juice (>1.2 liters daily) […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Lipitor vs. Zetia: What’s the difference? Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zetia (ezetimibe) are used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Zetia belong to different drug classes. Lipitor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (a “statin” drug) and Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering drug. Side effects of Lipitor and Zetia that are similar include diarrhea and joint […]