Posts Tagged ‘LDL’

Women and HDL: Is “Good” Good Enough?

For years, we have divided cholesterol into the “good” and the “bad.” High-density lipoprotein, or HDL cholesterol, is the good kind, and having high HDL levels is considered protective against heart disease. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol, is the bad kind, and is associated with a higher risk of heart disease. However, research in the…

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Heart Attack: 5 Little Known Risks You Were Unaware

Heart attack prevention today consists of  eating the right foods, monitoring your cholesterol level, and exercising at least three times a week. But did you know there are lesser-known risk factors for heart disease you may be unaware of? We list them below.     Heart Attack: CHIP CHIP stands for: clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential. This is a mutation of…

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Cholesterol: Making these Mistakes Will Get You Sick

Cholesterol levels tell your doctor about the fats in your blood. Unhealthy levels are linked to hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Your numbers include “bad” (LDL) and “good” (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, a common fat in your body. If you understand where your numbers are and what…

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