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Default How can I reduce my cholesterol naturally? - 12-19-2008, 05:48 PM

Okay, I'm 12 years old, i weigh about 120, and my cholesterol is about 290. Is there any way I can reduce it naturally?
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Default 12-24-2008, 05:48 PM

walk a lot and eat Artichoke
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Default 12-29-2008, 05:48 PM

insoluble fiber,
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Default 12-30-2008, 05:48 PM

Unhealthy cholesterol levels can boost your risk of heart attacks,
strokes, and other problems.
According to experts, there are four basic ways to get your
cholesterol where you want it:

Eating a healthy diet.
Losing weight
Taking medicine -- in some cases
While each of these works, some people have more success with one
than another. Many need a combination of approaches.

No matter what your age or the state of your health, you can reduce
your risks of serious problems by controlling your cholesterol -- and
it's not as hard as you think.
1. Lower Cholesterol by Eating Right

You've probably heard it before, but foods that are high in saturated
fat and -- to a lesser extent -- high in cholesterol, boost your
cholesterol levels. These include foods like egg yolks, fatty meats,
and full-fat dairy products.
You also cut down on trans fatty acids as well, which are more often
found in processed and fried foods.

But eating a heart healthy diet isn't just about deprivation. In
fact, some foods -- eaten in moderation -- can actually improve your
cholesterol levels. They include:

Fatty fish, like tuna and salmon
Nuts, especially walnuts and almonds
Oatmeal and oat bran
Foods fortified with Stanly's, like some margarine's and orange juices

2. Improving Cholesterol With Exercise
Exercise is another way to improve your cholesterol levels. Increased
physical activity can have a modest effect on cholesterol, lowering
bad LDL cholesterol to a lesser extent, while boosting your good HDL cholesterol.
The type of exercise is up to you. Walking is the simplest and
easiest. Buy a pedometer to measure your progress and start moving.

3. Lose Weight: Lower Cholesterol
Being overweight tends to lead to unhealthy cholesterol levels.
Losing weight can lower your bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. It
also can raise your good HDL cholesterol.

Of course, weight loss is usually a product of a good diet and
exercise. So what if you've already improved your diet and started
exercising but still need to lose weight?

Then you need to make some further adjustments -- gradually. Once
you've reduced your intake of saturated fats, trans fats, and
cholesterol, you can focus on cutting out some calories. In the same
way, once you've gotten into an exercise routine, you can step up the
intensity to lose some pounds.

4. Controlling Cholesterol With Medication
So what happens if diet, exercise and weight loss aren't enough to
bring your cholesterol under control? Your doctor might recommend
Do not self-treat yourself, and do not rely on a pill:
cholesterol-lowering drugs have many adverse effect, and you may end
curing one illness while getting another. Taking medicines is a
drastic measure, and you can start doing it only after consulting your
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Default 01-02-2009, 05:48 PM

There are many foods that lower cholesterol naturally!
Here is a website I found that lists foods that do this and why they do and everything:

Good luck!
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Default 04-22-2013, 06:17 AM

Cut the crabs, and find a good nutritionalist who is up on current literature about crabs. Yes, we need some, and we need the healthy ones, but I will tell you that in this non-scientific study of ONE person (me), my cholesterol went down (slightly) but my HDL and LDL ratio is practically 1:1. At any rate, cut down on processed foods!
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Default 05-08-2013, 03:42 PM

Eating foods such as nuts, fatty fish, beans are tasty and good for you in many ways. Dark chocolate is low cholesterol and heart healthy, any diet that includes chocolate is a diet I want. Oats, as in the whole grain type are naturally lower in the offending cholesterol as are beverages such as tea, and red wine.

You may have heard or read that a glass of Red wine is recommended for heart patients and this is because it does contain high levels of the good type of cholesterol which can fight the bad type. I do not drink red wine on a daily basis, but it is nice to have an alcoholic drink once in a while that I know will help my body.
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Default 05-17-2013, 09:21 AM

Dude, you are just too young. Have you considered any fruit and veggie lowering cholesterol diet ? And make sure you start playing sports, and release those toxins out of your body!
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Default 08-19-2013, 05:39 AM

Nice facts t-painz.
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