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365 Challenge: Day 342 - Cholesterol

Cholesterol: a compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues. Cholesterol and its derivatives are important constituents of cell membranes and precursors of other steroid compounds, but a high proportion in the blood of low-density lipoprotein (which transports cholesterol to the tissues) is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. 611 more words

365 Day Challenge

Statin Therapy: Can LDL Go Too Low?

By Alyssa Charboneau

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in most Americans with nearly half having at least one of the three major risk factors for heart disease. 855 more words

Molecule of the Month: Cholesterol

Cholesterol. Synonymous with fatty foods, heart diseases and death. But what if you were told that it is also essential for life?

To understand cholesterol’s essentiality for life, we first must take a look at a cell. 934 more words

Science

How to Increase Your Heart Health Naturally

February is American Heart Month, which means it’s a great time to evaluate your heart health. After all, you only get one body, and your heart is the powerhouse that keeps everything else going. 578 more words

Nutrition

Tasty Tuesday

Since my husband’s heart issues 2 years ago I have been trying to add healthier options in our eating. It is a challenge to find healthy and great tasting in the same recipe. 53 more words

Make It.

Smorgasbord Health Column - Turning Back the Clock - Anti-Aging the Hormone Factor

Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing my book on anti-aging.. Turning Back the Clock. Some of the strategies have been included in other posts on the various areas of health that can accelerate the natural aging process, but in this book I bring them all together. 2,516 more words

Health And Nutrition At Any Age