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Postby Dolly » Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:24 am

Follow a Diet Low in Cholesterol
All dietary cholesterol can raise your blood cholesterol level, although usually not as much as saturated fat. So, it is important to choose foods low in dietary cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is found only in foods that come from animals (dairy, eggs, meat) Foods from plant sources do not have cholesterol but can contain saturated fat especially chocolate, chips & coconut oil, so should be avoided.

Following a low cholesterol diet will help you to reduce calories, lose weight and reduce obesity. Good news for your weight and your arteries!

Increase Your Exercise and Fitness
Exercise goes hand-in-hand with healthy diet. Physical exercise can raise HDL cholesterol and may lower LDL cholesterol. Being more active can also help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, improve the fitness of your heart and blood vessels, and reduce stress.

If You are Overweight - Reduce Weight
People who are overweight tend to have higher blood cholesterol levels than people of desirable weight. Furthermore, overweight people with an "apple" shape - excess fat around their abdomen and central organs - tend to have a higher risk for heart disease than those with a "pear" shape - bigger hips and thighs. Abdominal fat is a type of fat distribution that is now believed to carry significant additional risks of heart disease and other illness.

If you are overweight, losing even a little weight can help to lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. You don't need to reach your desired weight to see a change in your blood cholesterol levels.

Foods that lower cholesterol
Cholesterol information
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Postby KimE » Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:58 am

Really informative stuff there Dolly, thanks. The links are great too.
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Postby Ally » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:50 am

Thanks Dolly as always your information provides us with the motivation to keep plugging away at our weight loss...Thanks again
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:26 am

interesting dolly, very itneresting :) thanks!
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