Did you know that cholesterol levels tend to spike in January?


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According to a three-year study held by the University of Copenhagen, cholesterol levels tend to be 20% higher in January than in June. They found among 25,764 participants that their average cholesterol level was 197mg/dL in June, while 240mg/dL in January. The average LDL (bad cholesterol) was 108mg/dL in June, and 143mg/dL in January. The […]

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Have you heard of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes(TLC) Diet?


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It was even ranked number 5 on US News’ Best Diets Overall list by health experts! Here are easy instructions to follow for a healthy heart and long-term weight loss. 1. Eat more: lean meats, low-fat dairy products, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. 2. Eat less: fatty meats, whole-fat dairy products, and fried foods. This […]

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Do you know that in middle-aged women, cholesterol levels rise after menopause?


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Dr. Karen A. Matthews of the University of Pittsburgh, USA showed in a study that total cholesterol increases by approximately 6.5% post menopause. Estrogen, a female hormone, plays a role in controlling blood cholesterol levels. In the postmenopausal period, estrogen levels drop and blood cholesterol levels rise. So ladies, make sure to take time out […]

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