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High Cholesterol - Glossary

Bile: It is the yellowish or green enzyme produced by the liver.

Lipoproteins: Compounds of fat and protein.

Angina: A disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain.

Xanthelasmas: Are small deposits of fatty materials under the surface of the skin. They may indicate increased blood cholesterol levels and increased levels of triglycerides.

Xanthomas: Are deposits of fatty materials under the surface of the skin ranging in size from very small to more than 3 inches in diameter.

Genetic Counseling: A communicative procedure that undertakes to deal with the problems that arise in a family with the occurrence or the risk of occurrence of a genetic abnormality.

Gene: Genes are located on the chromosomes and carry the information representing a protein.

Comments

Roberto Sunday, May 9, 2010

It would be helpful (if such data is available) to know the amount of increased risk of (say) heart attack when 'bad' LDL (holding HDL constant at say 35) increases from 130 to 160 to 200. For example at (a wild guess) at 130, 1 in 20 experience an 'event', so at 160, 2 in 20, and at 200, 3 in 20.

Gauravsharma10 Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cholesterol LDL mainly happens to be the excess body fat which is not digested by the human body and can be very harmful for the human body.
Starters on Minimizing cholesterol
1.Avoid rich and junk foods like pizza, ice cream, burgers etc.
2.Avoid alcohol, cocaine and Intoxicating drugs as much as possible.
3.Drink 6-8 glasses of liquids daily such as water and Chinese green tea/lemon tea etc.
4.Eat fresh fruits, raw vegetables frequently.
5.Learn to Eat Healthy Snacks like celeries, corn, cucumbers to eliminate the toxins in the body.

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