Cholesterol is an organic chemical substance and is a steroid of fat. High levels of this steroid fat can cause real problems with humans leading to heart and circularity problems as the fat builds up layers in vital veins thereby restricting blood flow to vital organs such as the heart and can n some cases cause heart failure. On the other hand humans require this essential and important steroid fat to keep us healthy, as it responsible for creating and maintaining membranes within our bodies, the trick is to get the intake balance correct. Cholesterol was first discovered in 1769 in the gallstones.
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What does vldl cholesterol cal mean?
Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol is one of the three major types of lipoproteins. The other two are high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Each type contains a mixture of cholesterol, protein and triglyceride, but in varying amounts. LDL contains the highest amount of cholesterol. HDL contains the highest amount of protein. VLDL contains the highest amount of triglyceride, a blood fat. Like LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol is considered a type of "bad" cholesterol because elevated levels are associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease. It is important to know your VLDL cholesterol level. However, there is no simple, direct way to measure VLDL cholesterol. So VLDL cholesterol is usually estimated as a percentage of your triglyceride value. A normal VLDL cholesterol level is between 5 and 40 milligrams per deciliter. By lowering your triglyceride levels, you also lower your VLDL cholesterol levels. Healthy lifestyle changes such as losing excess weight and exercising regularly can help lower triglyceride levels. Also, avoid sugary foods and alcohol, which have a particularly potent effect on increasing triglycerides.
Are oysters high in cholesterol?
Previously oysters were thought to contain high amounts of cholesterol but now, since new methods of calculating cholesterol levels are more accurate, oysters have been removed from the restricted list. Oysters are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. They are also a very good source of high quality protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and iron. A three ounce cooked portion of oysters contains only 93 milligrams of cholesterol Oysters are not only delicious, but they're also one of the most nutritionally well balanced of foods, containing protein, carbohydrates and lipids. The National Heart and Lung Institute suggest oysters as an ideal food for inclusion in low-cholesterol diets. Oysters are an excellent source of vitamins A, B1(thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C (ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol). Four or five medium size oysters supply the recommended daily allowance of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorus.
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What foods help to lower cholesterol?
Does alcohol have cholesterol salt or sodium?
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How to lower cholesterol?
You can bring your cholesterol levels down through diet and exercise. Keep a heart healthy diet. There are plenty of tips available on the Internet to help you choose the right foods. You should also exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. A brisk walk will do, if you are not able to do more. I would also suggest you take a fish oil supplement. Fish oil is known to support heart health, as well as regulate normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Be sure to take one which is pharmaceutical grade and has a high potency of EPA and DHA, like Triple Strength Omega 3. There are others, but choose carefully so that you are sure they do not contain impurities like lead and other PCBs. Be very careful about choosing a cholesterol conscious diet from advice on the internet. There is a LOT of misinformation out there concerning diet, especially cholesterol. Much of it brought to you by the geniuses that got McDonalds to stop using that horrible natural beef tallow and use trans fat instead.
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Is cholesterol a continuous or discrete variable?
Depends on how you measure it. If it is a continuously-variable measurement in a statistical study, using percentages for instance, then it would be a continuous variable. (Cool how that works, eh?) But if it is measured in discrete increments, like the common "cholesterol count" or parts-per-million (ppm) or even molecule by molecule (for a nano-scale experiment), then it's a discrete variable. The difference here is that "discrete" measurements use "whole steps" (a cholesterol count of either 181 or 182, no in-between amount or partial steps), while "continuous" measurements assume that the thing being measured is a degreed quality like time or distance that doesn't proceed by "whole steps" even if the continuous measurement seems to do so. For instance, direction (on a 2-dimensional plane, to keep it simple) is measured in degrees, 360 of them on a compass. But as you are taking a particular bearing, you know that degrees only approximate the exact direction you are trying to measure. So the gap from one degree to another can be broken down into minutes, and each "minute" can be broken down into "seconds" and so on, hypothetically with infinitely greater precision. The same is true with measuring time, or length, or pressure. The more precisely we are able to measure those things, the more complex our measurement numbers become. This is not true with cholesterol. Many measurements of cholesterol (in a person's bloodstream, or in a food, or in a test-tube solution, etc) are approximate, and might behave like and be correctly treated as a continuous variable, especially in very large samples (like the entire human population of the Eastern hemisphere). But there is a final finite step at which you can count precisely, molecule by molecule, a discrete measurement of cholesterol, if your instruments permit you to do so. So, ultimately, it becomes a discrete variable. And if you are able to count it molecule by molecule, you'll have no half-steps or decimal places to deal with: there are either 65 molecules of cholesterol on that microscope slide, or you missed one and there are 66, but you won't ever have 65.328 molecules of cholesterol. (When a cholesterol molecule breaks apart it isn't cholesterol anymore...)
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What should you eat to increase your ldl cholesterol?
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What is the normal cholesterol level?
Average cholesterol level's for healthy adults in a healthy weight zone is categorized in different categories. Your total cholesterol levels should be below 200 mg/dl, your LDL cholesterol levels should be below 130 mg/dl, your HDL cholesterol levels should be above 40 mg/dl (for men) and 50 mg/dl (for women), and your Triglycerides levels should be below 150 mg/dl. As long as you fall within a close median to those levels you should have a healthy collateral level.
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In cholesterol measurement what does LDL stand for?
LDL stands for "low-density lipoproteins" and is sometimes referred to as "bad cholesterol". Lipoproteins are organic compounds that allow the blood to carry insoluble molecules such as cholesterol and trigycerides. Lipoproteins with low density are more likely to "drop" their transported cholesterol in the arteries than those with higher density.
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What is the cholesterol content in tapioca is it a good or bad cholesterol?
Answer Are you thinking of tapioca pudding or just plain tapioca? The cholesterol content is different for each. With tapioca pudding it depends on if whole, 2%, 1%, or skim milk is used in the recipe as well as if egg yolks are used or just egg whites. In ready-made packages of pudding, I would suggest looking at the label for cholesterol content. The cholesterol is good. Too high is bad and would harm your body more than benefit it. For plain tapioca (the dry pearls) there is no cholesterol. If you are concerned about cholesterol, I suggest buying the dry pearls and then using skim milk and egg whites in your preparation. This will decrease the amount of cholesterol in the final product.