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Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Juzzy on 11/07/2006 18:32:34
Does anyone have any suggestions on how one can lower their cholesterol levels?
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Chemistry4me on 25/02/2009 08:47:16
Exercise regularly!
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Don_1 on 25/02/2009 09:03:15
Yep, food-wise, you can eat a bowl of porridge for breakfast. Not the instant muck with all the rubbish in, just plain rolled oats, nothing else.

Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Chemistry4me on 25/02/2009 09:10:02
Nothing else! [:0] What does it taste like? NOTHING!? [:)]
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Karen W. on 25/02/2009 09:23:41
Add Cinnamon to many things it also has been recommended to me for keeping the cholesterol down!

Oatmeal regular not instant! Like Don said.. but I can't stand it without some of the good stuff but you can use Splenda's brown sugar or fruit such as apples raisins etc....strawberries..
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Chemistry4me on 25/02/2009 09:24:30
How about some good old fruit and veges?
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Karen W. on 25/02/2009 09:25:58
Yep.. very good!
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Chemistry4me on 25/02/2009 09:28:47
I hear that eating egg yolks is really bad for your cholestrol levels (is that true?)? Is it really that bad to eat two eggs a day? I do exercise regularly...
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Karen W. on 25/02/2009 09:31:44
Eating a healthy diet is always important like C4M says...
  
Exercising when you can and Losing weight will help!

Taking your medicine if your Doctor has prescribed cholesterol lowering medication! This sometimes is necessary and helpful.
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Karen W. on 25/02/2009 09:35:59





http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cholesterol/HQ00608
Eggs: Are they good or bad for my cholesterol?
I'm confused. Are eggs good or bad for my cholesterol?
- No name / No state given
Mayo Clinic cardiologist Thomas Behrenbeck, M.D., and colleagues answer select questions from readers.
Answer

It's understandable that you're confused. Eggs are high in cholesterol, and a diet high in cholesterol can contribute to elevated blood cholesterol levels. However, the extent to which dietary cholesterol raises blood cholesterol levels isn't clear. Many scientists believe that saturated fats and trans fats have a greater impact than does dietary cholesterol in raising blood cholesterol.

Adding to the confusion, the American Heart Association recently acknowledged that as long as you limit dietary cholesterol from other sources, it may be possible to include a daily egg in a healthy diet a statement that was heavily reported in the media.

Here are the facts: One large egg has about 213 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol all of which is found in the yolk. If you are healthy, it's recommended that you limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg a day. If you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or high LDL (or "bad") cholesterol, you should limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 200 mg a day. Therefore, if you eat an egg on a given day, it's important to limit or avoid other sources of cholesterol for the rest of that day.

If you like eggs but don't want the extra cholesterol, use egg whites. Egg whites contain no cholesterol. You may also use cholesterol-free egg substitutes, which are made with egg whites. If you want to reduce cholesterol in a recipe that calls for eggs, use two egg whites or 1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute in place of one whole egg.
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Karen W. on 25/02/2009 09:41:11
I hear that eating egg yolks is really bad for your cholestrol levels (is that true?)? Is it really that bad to eat two eggs a day? I do exercise regularly...

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=2100.0
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Chemistry4me on 26/02/2009 04:52:59
Thanks for that.
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Karen W. on 26/02/2009 07:55:13
Your welcome.
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Chemistry4me on 26/02/2009 08:03:36
I hate to FOG you but I believe that it's "You're Welcome" [;D]

FOG
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Karen W. on 26/02/2009 09:19:16
*smiles*  "You're right!"
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: george324 on 12/10/2009 02:41:09
Many people these days, including me, want to stay away from statin based drugs, (rightfully so, the side-effects I experienced were a nightmare!)  I would recommended that you do an online search for natural cholesterol lowering supplements.  I have been taking a supplement titled some product I am probably spamming for about five months and have had solid results. 
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: neilep on 12/10/2009 12:01:34
Many people these days, including me, want to stay away from statin based drugs, (rightfully so, the side-effects I experienced were a nightmare!)  I would recommended that you do an online search for natural cholesterol lowering supplements.  I have been taking a supplement titled cholestprotect for about five months and have had solid results. 

Hi George, what kind of side effects were ewe getting ? I'd be very interested to know.

Oat bran is supposed to be very good as is garlic. I once read that Niacin (in high doses) was excellent also but of course check with you GP first before trying something like that. I found this link regarding Niacin and cholesterol http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9489
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Geezer on 12/10/2009 17:59:15
I went to the doc recently and discovered I had high cholesterol level. I exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. My doc said it's possible to fix it with diet, but it's a lot simpler to go on the pills - although he said no more that 2 eggs per week.

He put me on "Lipitor" (atorvastatin calcium). Brought my cholesterol down to good levels in under a month, fortunately without any side effects.
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: RD on 13/10/2009 05:02:20
There isn't unanimity amongst doctors on this matter ... http://www.thincs.org/members.htm
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: dvijay on 06/11/2009 09:27:11
You can eat two garlic buds early in the morning and two before going to sleep in the night.that helps to reduce cholesterol.
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: Don_1 on 06/11/2009 09:42:22
You can eat two garlic buds early in the morning and two before going to sleep in the night.that helps to reduce cholesterol.

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Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: FuzzyUK on 06/11/2009 20:52:36
You can eat two garlic buds early in the morning and two before going to sleep in the night.that helps to reduce cholesterol.

Neglible effects I believe. You need at least 2000mg of garlic a day to have any noticeable results. But I'm willing to be persuaded if anyone can show some research and statistics.
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: FuzzyUK on 06/11/2009 20:53:42
Does anyone have any suggestions on how one can lower their cholesterol levels?

Keep of the cheese, particularly hard cheese.
Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: stuartanstis on 20/05/2010 06:48:40
Three basic recommendations. Exercise regularly, change your diet and supplement it with cholesterol lowering medication. I tried Medical watermelons, check here - MOD EDIT

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Title: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: echochartruse on 24/05/2010 02:18:30
Eat less meat, less dairy made from full milk and egg yolk. Eat more fruit, vegies and nuts grains, dont forget to eat fish and things that contain omega3.
Title: Re: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: martinau on 15/05/2013 11:41:47
I just came across the same question I was looking for. My cholesterol level is bad and I recently got my blood analysis to prove it. The doctor was all about eat healthy, maybe light jogging and stuff but how am I supposed to know what to eat, maybe it wont affect my body since no two are the same. So I can see that people here have made some good points... anyways try to read about some effective lowering cholesterol diet (http://loweringcholesterolguide.com/) that can help you reduce your bad cholesterol. I hope you see this message after such long time.
Title: Re: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: werttty on 11/09/2013 08:15:26
People who exercise are usually healthy.
Eat light food
Garlic may help protect the heart by reducing cholesterol and making the blood less sticky.
Nuts are very effective at lowering cholesterol levels.
Orange: Sweetest medicine. Taking2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent& dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer
Title: Re: Lowering cholesterol
Post by: alancalverd on 11/09/2013 10:30:49
Why bother? The correlation between cholesterol and premature death is much weaker than the correlation between statins and serious degeneration of all sorts of functions. We need cholesterol to make a whole lot of other stuff. If the level is abnormally high, it means that something else is wrong. Treat the cause, not the symptom.