Elevated Cholesterol

Long-Term High Cholesterol Linked to Greater Heart Disease Risk

…while those who had high cholesterol for 11 to 20 years had a 16.5 percent risk—and risk for people with normal cholesterol levels was just 4.4 percent. Therefore, they concluded that “adults with prolonged exposure to even moderate elevations in [cholesterol] have elevated risk for future CHD and…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…between high cholesterol and heart disease. It’s estimated that a drop of one point in cholesterol reduces the overall risk of a heart attack by 2 percent. Aware of this relationship, most conventional doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for patients with elevated cholesterol. Not only…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

…and improve cognitive function. Six Tips for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease * Watch Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: Many people don’t realize it, but high blood pressure and cholesterol can increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. So one of my top tips for preventing Alzheimer's disease…

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Metabolic Syndrome

…called syndrome X, is a cluster of disorders that includes obesity, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol (often referred to as “good” cholesterol since it ushers excess cholesterol out of the body), and increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Reaven, observing…

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7 Things Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know…

…treated unnecessarily. 4. Without any substantial scientific evidence, the target cholesterol level was lowered from 240 to 200, which added nearly 43 million to the patient rolls of the “disease” of elevated cholesterol, boosting Big Pharma’s sale of statin drugs beyond imagination. 5. Pharmaceuticals…

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Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

…changes and use nutritional supplements and other natural treatments for erectile dysfunction to get a handle on high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated lipids, obesity, metabolic syndrome, inactivity and smoking, which are the most significant contributors to cardiovascular disease and to erectile…

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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…they’re taking the easy, and dangerous, way out. First off, these drugs have huge and dangerous side-effects—including weight gain, elevated triglycerides and cholesterol levels, and an increased risk of heart disease. These are all things you’re already at increased risk for if you’re a diabetic…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…syndrome? Elevated insulin levels thicken the blood vessels and affect kidney function, which contribute to hypertension. They also promote fat storage and shut down fat burning, so more and more fat gets socked away, particularly in the abdominal area. Blood lipid levels also remain elevated, which triggers…

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Diabetes Complication #1: Heart Disease

…concerns. Other studies have demonstrated that even in the absence of other heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, or a family history of heart disease, people living with diabetes are still at a much higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…resistance, arterial dysfunction, elevations in blood lipids, liver disease, and other problems. Excess belly fat also upsets hormones and signaling proteins—including those that promote appetite control. Plus, an elevated waist circumference—along with low HDL cholesterol and high blood pressure, fasting…

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Why Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

…insulin. Obesity, particularly in the abdominal area, is a marker for elevated levels of insulin in the blood and for insulin resistance, which encourages the production of more and more insulin. Hypertension and high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar are also markers for insulin resistance…

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Maintain Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

…sulfonylurea drug), but she was concerned about side effects—as she should have been. Drugs in this class are associated with weight gain, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and an increased risk of heart disease. During her week at the Back to Health Program, Alice was weaned off Diabeta…

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Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

…Reduce Stroke Risk 1. Lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is the single most significant risk factor for stroke. That’s because chronically elevated blood pressure weakens blood vessels and contributes to atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). This in turn increases the risk of a blood clot…

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Achieve a Healthy Weight With Irvingia gabonensis

…levels of leptin, and they do. But, surprisingly, levels in obese people are often sky high. That’s because overweight individuals also have elevations in C-reactive protein (CRP). In addition to being a marker of inflammation, CRP binds to leptin and blocks its effects on satiety and weight reduction…

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