Pharmacological doses of n-3 fatty acids can lower triglyceride levels but have also been shown to raise LDL cholesterol levels in people with diabetes.
Results Soluble fiber from oat products, psyllium, pectin and guar gum lowered total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol by a small amount.
Statins remain the drugs of first choice for reducing low-density lipoproteins (LDL ).
It has a potent effect in lowering LDL and it also appears to raise high-density lipoproteins (HDL ).
Cholesterol is transported in blood bound to proteins called low-density lipoproteins (LDL ).
All had moderately high low-density lipoprotein (LDL or Ã¢badÃ¢ cholesterol ).
LDL is, effectively, the shrunken form of a very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL ).
niacin supplementation in amounts of 3 grams per day or more has been found to be effective in reducing LDL (?bad?
scavenger receptor uptake of LDL.
However, in combination with a low-dose statin, significant reductions in plasma LDL levels are seen.
In hypertensive patients eprosartan does not affect fasting triglycerides, total cholesterol, or LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels.
A raised level of blood triglycerides together with high LDL can increase the risk of heart disease.
Increased levels of oxidized LDL in the plasma of rheumatoid patients with cardiovascular disease: consequences for monocyte scavenger receptor uptake of LDL.
Acai's monosaturated fats, similar to that found in olives and other plant-based foods, raise HDL cholesterol while lowering LDL cholesterol.
Cholesterol buildup in the arteries often precedes cardiovascular problems, and doctors often recommend that patients reduce their cholesterol or improve the ratio of so-called "good" HDL cholesterol to "bad" LDL cholesterol.
Reduces LDL ("bad") cholesterol: A study in the journal Clinical Nutrition demonstrates that over a period of three years, patients who consume pomegranate juice reduced their ratio of bad LDL cholesterol.
Other studies also demonstrate improvements in overall blood cholesterol numbers and in the amount of LDL cholesterol in the blood.
LDL cholesterol fell by as much as 27 percent.
The CMP in cocoa butter is further believed to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells and tumors by reducing active oxygen levels, inhibiting the oxidation of LDL (good cholesterol) and inhibiting the production of inflammatory cells.
Another benefit of cinnamon appears to be a reduction in LDL cholesterol, the so-called 'bad' cholesterol in the lipid profile.
A study published in Diabetes Care, a medical journal, indicated that LDL cholesterol levels were reduced to 7 percent from 27 percent.
All three groups taking the cinnamon pills had reduced blood sugar levels, reduced triglycerides and so called "bad" LDL cholesterol, and improved HDL cholesterol.
Monounsaturated fats reduce the "bad" cholesterol (LDL) without affecting the "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels.
Polyunsaturated fat also lowers cholesterol levels, but it affects both the LDL and HDL.
Early studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1995 linked soy proteins with a decrease in serum cholesterol and LDL's, the so-called 'bad' cholesterol.
Drinking tea regularly can lower levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol.
Lowers LDL - Often referred to as the "bad" cholesterol in the body.
Management of high cholesterol-especially high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels-high blood pressure and diabetes can help reduce the risk of a stroke.
LDL is the lipoprotein known as bad cholesterol because it consists primarily of cholesterol and is most associated with the development of vascular disease.
Cholesterol is not the major part of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol, and the presence of higher amounts of HDL in the blood actually helps reduce the more harmful LDL levels.
High LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is a major precursor of vascular disease and heart disease.
The population as a whole is at some risk of developing high LDL cholesterol.
Before puberty, average total and LDL cholesterol levels are higher in girls than in boys.
Both LDL and HDL levels are higher in non-Hispanic black children than in non-Hispanic whites and Mexican-American children.
There are no readily apparent symptoms that indicate high cholesterol, high LDL, high triglycerides, or low HDL.
A definitive diagnosis of high cholesterol, however, ideally includes measuring LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, as well as the cholesterol to HDL ratio.
Doctors have always been puzzled by why some people develop heart disease while others with identical HDL and LDL levels do not.
The primary goal of cholesterol treatment is to lower LDL to under 160 mg/dL in people without heart disease and who are at lower risk of developing it.
A class of drugs called statins is known to help lower LDL in combination with dietary changes and exercise, and studies have shown that they have no adverse effects in children.
A 1997 study by nutrition researchers at Pennsylvania State University found that men who took garlic capsules for five months reduced their total cholesterol by 7 percent and LDL by 12 percent.
Another study showed that seven cloves of fresh garlic a day significantly reduced LDL, as did a daily dose of four garlic extract pills.
Two studies released in 1998 showed Cholestin lowered LDL cholesterol by 20 to 30 percent.
Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid or vitamin B3, has been shown to reduce LDL levels by 10 to 20 percent and raise HDL levels by 15 to 35 percent.
Soy protein with high levels of isoflavones also has been shown to reduce LDL levels by up to 10 percent.
In 2003, a Cuban research study revealed that policosanol, a substance made from sugar cane wax or beeswax, lowered LDL cholesterol nearly 27 percent in study subjects.
Left untreated, high levels of LDL and total cholesterol can lead to the formation of plaque, the narrowing of blood vessels, vascular disease, and subsequent heart attacks and stroke.
Cardiovascular benefits of consuming more omega-3's include lowered blood pressure and improved ratio of the so-called "good" HDL cholesterol to "bad" LDL cholesterol, while simultaneously lowering overall blood cholesterol readings.
The red yeast rice inhibits cholesterol synthesis in the human body, thus having an effect on the overall level of LDL and overall cholesterol.
Some evidence seems to indicate that it may not be LDL that causes artherosclerosis, but rather the oxidation of that LDL. Enter CoQ10.
Because CoQ10 has an anti-oxidative effect on all of the body tissue, it also has an an anti-oxidative effect on LDL. While it doesn't lower the amount of LDL, it keeps it from oxidizing and becoming artery clogging plaque.
Niacin raises the good cholesterol HDL by up to 35 percent while lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and harmful triglycerides.
To lower cholesterol your doctor may slowly increase your niacin intake until your LDL and HDL levels change for the better.
Evidence suggests consuming pomegranates may help to lower LDL, or bad cholesterol, while helping to maintain the health of your blood vessels.
High LDL (low-density lipoproteins) and total cholesterol increase the incidence of heart disease, so maintaining healthy numbers is important.
LDL, low-density lipoproteins, carries cholesterol from the liver to the rest of the body, where excess amounts end up as plaque on artery walls.
Health experts suggest you raise your HDL ('good' cholesterol) and lower your LDL ('bad' cholesterol).
The group that lowered their fat consumption had decreased levels of low-density lipoprotein, better known as LDL cholesterol, and reduced blood pressure.
As a side note, some short-term studies were conducted regarding cholesterol and the Atkins diet that concluded that over a short period of time, LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels dropped for Atkins dieters over this period of time.
The American Heart Association says that total cholesterol should be under 200, LDL should ideally be under 100, and the higher the better is good for HDL, though most people fall in the 40 to 60 range.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) - known as the 'bad' cholesterol, this one does the opposite of the HDL and takes cholesterol from the liver and deposits it in the arteries causing a narrowing over time.
The primary culprit is saturated and trans-fats, which increase LDL cholesterol levels or "bad" cholesterol.
LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol found in fatty foods can cause serious problems in the heart and in the arteries.
Total cholesterol is made up of both HDL (high-density lipoproteins) and LDL (low density lipoproteins).
According to the American Heart Association, LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, can form plaque and clog your arteries, leading to heart attacks and strokes.
Olive oil contains a wealth of heart-healthy antioxidants that not only lower your LDL levels but don't affect your HDL cholesterol.
In fact, one egg contains about 213 mg of dietary cholesterol, which is most of the recommended 300 mg per day for those with normal levels of LDL choleseterol.
Some studies suggest the fiber and nutrients in whole grain versus white flour products may help lower LDL cholesterol, known collectively as the "bad" cholesterol.
Studies suggest those who regularly exercise may be able to successfully lower their LDL cholesterol and keep levels in a healthier range.
The purpose of a low cholesterol diet and lifestyle is to lower your LDL (low-density lipoproteins), which are considered to be the "bad" type of cholesterol.
Unsaturated fats can help lower your total cholesterol and bad cholesterol or LDL levels.
There's a delicate balance between LDL and HDL, the bad and the good kinds of cholesterol.
It will also increase your "good" cholesterol, known as HDL, while reducing your "bad" cholesterol, known as LDL. Exercise has also been shown to be effective in preventing heart disease.
Decreases bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol: Having high LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease.
Exercise lowers bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein or LDL) levels.
Aerobic exercise lowers the LDL level, which are known as the "bad cholesterol" while raising the HDL or "good cholesterol" level.
All exercise can improve blood pressure because it has whole-body benefits such as helping you control your weight, decreasing blood fats and bad LDL cholesterol, and generally keeps you more active rather than sedentary.
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