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Month: June 2013

7 Steps To Prevent Even Reverse Atherosclerosis

7 Steps To Prevent Even Reverse Atherosclerosis

[youtube CbVflDOWCbU] If atherosclerosis runs in your family you may be wondering what steps you can take to prevent serious complications such as heart attack or stroke which do result from atherosclerosis. There are so many variables that determine your heart and cardiovascular health that it’s difficult to know whether or not you currently have plaque building in your arteries or if you’ll suffer from illness caused by atherosclerosis in the future. But… There are some major indicators: General health…

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HDL Cholesterol: 8 Ways to Increase Your HDL Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol: 8 Ways to Increase Your HDL Cholesterol

HDL cholesterol, or “good” cholesterol, appears to scour the walls of blood vessels, cleaning out excess cholesterol. It then carries that excess cholesterol, which otherwise might have been used to make the “plaques” that cause coronary artery disease, back to the liver for processing. When doctors measure a person’s HDL cholesterol level, they could be measuring how vigorously his or her blood vessels are being “scrubbed” free of cholesterol. HDL levels below 40 mg/dL result in an increased risk of…

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How to Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels

How to Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels

[youtube qi1ODeaFLAg] Achieving lower LDL cholesterol levels most likely isn’t your only problem. If you have been told your level of LDL cholesterol is high and you are looking for information about how to lower LDL and vLDL (very low density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels this article may be of some help. Eat Your Way To Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels According to mainstream medicine eating heart healthy foods low in cholesterol and saturated fat along with regular exercise are two keys to…

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Cholesterol: A Friend, Enemy or Both?

Cholesterol: A Friend, Enemy or Both?

We often read or hear about cholesterol and the negative effects too much of it can have on our health. The US Centers for Disease Control reports that 17% of adults age 20 years and over have high blood cholesterol levels, which can lead to atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (a form of heart disease) which is the number one killer of men and women in the US. If you want to manage your cholesterol, it makes sense to know…

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Angina Basics: Chest Pain May Be Angina

Angina Basics: Chest Pain May Be Angina

[youtube RXuPBaKzmfM] Over 10 million Americans suffer from the angina, yet many people have never even heard the term. The above video and this short article will endeavor to explain angina so that you have some basic knowledge. If you’ve been diagnosed with angina, you are not alone: angina affects more than 10 million Americans. The most common cause of angina is coronary heart disease (CHD), the most life-threatening of the disorders that can affect the body’s cardiovascular system. Coronary…

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