Monday May 13, 2013
Although there isn't a lot of evidence that suggests that consuming soy can directly lower your cholesterol, soy protein is the perfect alternative to animal meats, which could increase your lipid levels. Soy is chock-full of protein and low in fat, making it the perfect go-to ingredient when you want something filling to eat, but will not greatly affect your cholesterol levels. These healthy tips will show you healthy ways to include soy protein in your low cholesterol diet.
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Sunday May 5, 2013
Getting a cholesterol test isn't as rigorous as other tests -- in fact, all it requires is a little bit of your blood. However, you might agree that the hardest part of the test is the fasting beforehand -- especially if you have an appointment late in the day. Do you really have to abstain from eating before getting your cholesterol checked? This article will tell you which lipids on your profile are most affected by not fasting before your test.
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Friday May 3, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new combination cholesterol-lowering drug that consists of Zetia (ezetimibe) and Lipitor (atorvastatin) rolled up into one pill. The new drug, Liptruzet, is a once-daily dose that will be used to lower LDL cholesterol levels in individuals with primary or mixed hyperlipidemia in conjunction with lifestyle modifications, or in individuals with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia along with other treatments.
Manufactured by Merck, Liptruzet will be available in pharmacies next week.
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Monday April 29, 2013
TLC, or therapeutic lifestyle changes, are important ways you can help get your cholesterol levels on the right track -- especially if there are some bad habits you could stand to change in your life. Do you smoke? Are you one of those individuals that usually selects the bag of chips -- instead of an apple -- for your snack at work? If so, these unhealthy choices could be doing damage to your heart health. This article will show you which unhealthy habits in your lifestyle could be affecting your cholesterol.