blood cholesterol

blood cholesterol

A popular term for serum cholesterol, generally understood to mean total cholesterol.

blood cholesterol

The level of CHOLESTEROL circulating in the blood in combination with other fats and proteins in the form of low and high density LIPOPROTEINS. Cholesterol levels vary with sex, age, diet and hereditary factors. In people who get most of their energy from carbohydrates cholesterol levels are low. The blood cholesterol varies considerably from time to time, so a single uncontrolled reading is of little significance.
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Our research shows that two to three daily doses of the psyllium-containing laxative Metamucil reduce blood cholesterol 15 percent in men with high initial levels.
1] Experts have debated two factors in particular: the role of diet in determining blood cholesterol levels and the role of blood cholesterol levels in determining the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).
As a group, vegetarians tend to have lower blood cholesterol levels than non-vegetarians, and vegans have lower blood cholesterol than lacto-ovo vegetarians.
Belinda Linden, head of medical information at the BHF said, ``A high level of blood cholesterol is one of the biggest single risk factors for developing coronary heart disease, which causes 125,000 deaths a year.
This added risk showed up even when blood cholesterol concentrations were normal.
9 percent of adults, who are at intermediate or high risk for heart disease due to blood cholesterol levels over 200 mg/dL.
For instance, back then, whole milk laden with fat was touted as good for you, even though it may have raised blood cholesterol.
The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk.
Despite all the publicity connecting cholesterol to heart disease, only 6 percent of Americans recently polled knew their blood cholesterol levels.
Nearly 100 million Americans have borderline high blood cholesterol and 34.