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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ABSTRACT: Background: The increase of blood cholesterol level is one of the leading factors of atherosclerosis which may leads to heart disease.
Vegetarians tend to have lower blood cholesterol concentrations than do non-vegetarians, and so it is only logical that researchers would investigate whether blood lipids would be affected if they placed people on vegetarian diets.
An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than a million patients over a 14-year time period in the United Kingdom.
A While dietary cholesterol can raise blood cholesterol levels, it has less of an effect than has been assumed.
What we learned is that PreVu can assist by either putting the patients' mind at ease if they score low on the skin cholesterol scale or, if they score high, informing them that they need to see their doctor to have a blood cholesterol test and further risk assessment.
There is cholesterol present in eggs but this does not usually make a great contribution to level of blood cholesterol.
But researchers say the effects of dietary cholesterol on blood cholesterol levels are small.
Q What foods influence my blood cholesterol levels?
High blood cholesterol increases your risk for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.
MEN with lower blood cholesterol may be protected against the most deadly forms of prostate cancer, a study has shown.
Scientists hope to end the "Ingrained misconception" linking eggs with high blood cholesterol and heart disease.