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Once you look at the definition of cholesterol, it's easy to see why high cholesterol can cause heart disease. The National Institute of Health defines cholesterol as, "a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all cells of the body. Cholesterol in and of itself is not bad - in fact, your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones and vitamin D, and your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. But sometimes genetics and/or eating high fat foods and not getting enough exercise results in overly high cholesterol levels. When you have more cholesterol than your body needs, the waxy, excess cholesterol can build up and stick to the artery walls that's called plaque. When plaque forms, there is a significant increase in risk of two heart disease problems -- stroke and heart attack -- because plaque can break open and cause a blood clot. A stroke happens when a blood clot blocks an artery that feeds the brain. A heart attack is the result when plaque or a blood clot blocks an artery that feeds the heart.
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Why do pharmaceutical companies scare people into cholesterol lowering drugs when multiple studies have shown that high cholesterol has absolutely nothing to do with heart disease?
It's All About Money! That's how the pharmaceutical companies get paid...through fear. The answer is simple. Drug companies make money by selling drugs to combat high choles…terol. If they told the truth, they would not collect the money for the drugs. It's not just the cholesterol drugs, either. It's a very large number of drugs! To the drug companies, and many others in the medical field, the bottom line is not about health and healing, it is about putting LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY in their pockets.DebIn fact, HDL and LDL, which are the usual components measured when testing cholesterol, are not cholesterol at all. They are lipoproteins. So if your HDL number comes back high, it means your "High Density Lipoprotein" levels are high. Not your cholesterol.Remember: THERE IS NO CORRELATION BETWEEN HEART DISEASE AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL!! 60% OF HEART ATTACK PATIENTS HAVE "LOW CHOLESTEROL" LEVELS!! (And yes, I am yelling, so that everyone can hear me!)
Yes, Beef Heart is high in cholesterol but as far as an organ meat goes, not as high as in liver or kidneys.On top of that it is very high in iron, riboflavin, selenium and vi…tamin B12. It is also high in niacin, phosphorus and zinc.
What kind of heart disease that's got weak heart high blood and low cholesterol always getting cramps in the heart?
Because cholesterol is, in a nutshell, FAT. If you have high cholesterol, you have large amounts of fat, and it gets difficult for your heart to pump the needed amount of bloo…d cells into the rest of your body, and it weakens. [Actually, cholesterol comes from animal fat. There are two kinds: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad" cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholesterol.) When there is too much of LDL, hardening of the arteries occurs. The walls of these blood vessels thicken due to deposits of fat and plaque. This narrowing or blockage of the arteries causes heart disease. Some heart-disease risks you're born with. Some you can avoid. The risk factors for heart disease: smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes. HDL actually works to clear cholesterol from the blood. Triglycerides are another fat in the bloodstream. Research has shown that high levels of them can also lead to heart disease. High levels of HDL and low levels of LDL and Triglycerides are the ideal for preventing heart disease.]
no not AT ALL
heart conditions which could lead to heart attacks
Low-density lipoprotein refers to LDL or bad cholesterol. This cholesterol can cause atherosclerosis (a form of heart disease) because it clogs arteries. It contains very litt…le protein and a lot of cholesterol.
high fructose itself may not (meaning, Fresh watermelon) which is high in fructose. High fructose corn syrup; which is derived from corn; will certainly raise your bad cholest…erol levels (ldl) and the hard bad cholesterol that does scare the arteries.
High cholesterol casues a disease called atherosclerosis, and heart disease, which is one of the leading causes of death in the US.
Yes, it does cause high cholesterol issues.
High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and weakens it over time. It increases the risk of heart attack, stroke , kidney failure, and congestive heart failure.
yes because it all depends on how you live your life and your lifestyle. eat healthy and excersise then you won't have any problems. :)
Bad cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein or LDL) builds up in the arteries creating arterial plaque cutting down blood flow to the heart and other organs. A diet high in High …Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and low in LDL's can help reduce that arterial plaque. If your LDL cholesterol and/or blood pressure is high, consult a cardiologist immediately.
Yes, chicken hearts do tend to have high cholesterol. It really depends on how it is cooked, and it is usually simmered in oil.
No, not really. People used to think that eggs had high cholesterollevels, but recently new research and a better understanding on thedifferent types of cholesterol have actua…lly found that eggs arenot as much of a concern about causing heart problems as before. Another thing to consider is that there really is no food that isall good or bad, it really comes down to how much you eat and youroverall diet.
When there's an excessive amount of sterol in your blood, it builds up within the walls of your arteries, inflicting a method referred to as hardening of the arteries, a s…ort of cardiovascular disease. The arteries become narrowed and blood flow to the guts muscle is stalled or blocked. The blood carries O to the guts, and if enough blood and O cannot reach your heart, you'll suffer pain. If the blood offer to a little of the guts is totally bring to a halt by a blockage, the result's a heart disease.