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High Cholesterol Board Index
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... Rick, I think you have hit on something when you cut back on carb's and saw that you got more fiber. There is a school of thought that says that it is Insulin that can cause heart disease. ... (9 replies)
... My cholesterol has historically been around 225 for the last 15 years. In October I started taking flax seed oil and retested in December and my total cholesterol was up to 250. ... (9 replies)
... Hi all, I have had messed up cholesterol numbers since I was 14, and diet and e excise has done nothing for it. ... (1 replies)

... ...I have been following the glycemic index for over a year now and saw my triglycerides drop from 350 to 97 but it had little effect on my cholesterol. The fiber seems to have a dramatic effect there and even improved on the triglycerides. I also saw a decrease in my blood pressure from 136/85 to 118/75 when I went on the glycemic index diet. Like you it was a reduction in... (9 replies)
... I agree with the others. With an HDL of 93 and trigs 66 I would not risk the side effects of a statin and I take one myself. My HDL was in the low 30's and trigs were 160 when my blockage was found. ... (8 replies)
... If you add in the fiber you are eating from vegetables, fruits and whole grains, will probably make your fiber intake much higher than 30 grams a day. I too cut cholesterol by adding fiber, but did it with flax seed, whole grains and lots of fruits and veggies! ... (9 replies)
... have with your numbers is that your high trigs with your low HDL may be a risk factor in itself. In my particular situation my trigs were only slightly elevated 183 and my HDL was 32. My total cholesterol was below 200. I was 41 at the time and thought I was in excellent health. ... (12 replies)
... I take 10 g of fiber in the morning and then 10 g after each meal. This gives me 20 to 30 gms per day. ... (9 replies)
... He is focused on the high LDL and high total cholesterol. ... (14 replies)
... forgot to say that you CAN eat rice...just be sure it's brown rice which is converted to glucose much more slowly than white rice is...stay away from white foods of all kinds!! I cut potato out altogether, but still eat breads and snacks made with whole wheat. ... (9 replies)
... added to a half pound of grapes did a very pleasant job on this morning's colon. ... (9 replies)
... My nutrition teacher said we needed 30 g of fiber daily, but he USDA listed 20 to 35 g fiber daily. So what is the minimum fiber a person needs to be healthy. ... (9 replies)
... at I read also, 30g per day. I settled on the psyllium because there was more fiber per tbs than citracil and the benefiber was expensive. The walmart equivilant of Metamusil was the best value is the only reason I'm using it. I think all of the different fibers work equally well. ... (9 replies)
... Make sure you drink LOTS of liquid though...a psyllium "clot" might be dangerous. I read that some marooon died by eating Metamucil with a spoon! Give her the Darwin Award. ... (9 replies)
... You might be genetically unlucky to have an unfavorable blood cholesterol profile. ... (6 replies)
... Okay here are my latest numbers, I am sorry but I can't make heads or tails out of any of this, I am hoping some one out there can help me.. ... (6 replies)
... Okay here are my latest numbers, I am sorry but I can't make heads or tails out of any of this, I am hoping some one out there can help me.. ... (18 replies)
... Only you can decide how much risk you are willing to take. But both high cholesterol and drugs present some risks. In all probability your risk is low of having a cardiovascular event in the next few years. ... (8 replies)
Chronic pain
Mar 1, 2002
... I truly believe that the drug companies would have the total population on statins if they could, it is their goldmine. ... (18 replies)
... As you can see my numbers have improved greatly while on Zocor. The niacin raised my HDL 6 points but my total cholesterol came up along with it so I don't know that it will pay off to stay on the niacin. I've accomplished this with a fairly sensible diet, exercise and medication. ... (6 replies)

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