Children May Have Cholesterol Problems, Too
High cholesterol levels are not just found in adults. Children may have high cholesterol, too, even without being overweight. Over years, cholesterol overload has similar hazards as in adults - clogged arteries and injury to the heart.
How to Keep Trans Fats Under Control
Food labels now list the amount of trans fat in foods. Consumers, however, need to develop some strategies to use this new information effectively. Learn about trans fat and incorporate these simple strategies as you choose what to eat.
Why Olive Oil is Part of Mediterranean Health
It's no surprise that the Mediterranean diet is linked to good health. Small reliance on meat and scant use of butter limit the saturated fat that raises blood cholesterol and promotes development of other health conditions.
How Much Vitamin E Is Enough?
Scientists still are unsure how much daily vitamin E is best. The committee that created the latest federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans says that many adults and children in the U.S. may not consume optimum amounts of vitamin E.
The Bountiful Whole Grain
The importance of eating at least three servings of whole grains is becoming clearer and more widely publicized. Yet surveys suggest that Americans still eat no more than a single serving a day.
How Good is Garlic?
Recent studies have sparked debate over whether or not garlic can help lower cholesterol. While that discussion rages back and forth, another set of findings about garlic's health benefits tends to get overlooked.
Trans Fat Gets More Attention
Changes are coming that may help consumers cut back on trans fat. More detailed information on food labels may help us make wiser health choices.
Keeping Cholesterol Under Control
Like the literary split personality, it has a good side because it is needed
for certain important body functions. But for many Americans, cholesterol also has an evil side. When present in excessive amounts, it can injure blood vessels and cause heart attacks and stroke.
Confusion Over Trans Fats
Trans fatty acids, commonly referred to as trans fats, are formed when vegetable oils are hydrogenated to harden and stabilize them. They have been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Researchers are now investigating other possible adverse effects.
High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know
Your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. In fact, the higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack.
What Makes Your Cholesterol High or Low?
Your blood cholesterol level is affected not only by what you eat but also by how quickly your body makes LDL cholesterol and disposes of it. In fact, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, and it is not necessary to take in any additional cholesterol from the foods you eat.