cholesterol

If you are getting your cholesterol tested, there is no need to fast to get accurate values. Fasting can be difficult when you have diabetes or your medical appointment is later in the day. A study just published in the European Heart Journal involving more than 300,000 people in the US, Canada and Denmark showed that … Read More

Can you use cracked eggs? Don’t buy cracked eggs but if one is cracked accidentally, break the egg into a clean container, cover and use within 2 days. If an eggshell cracks during cooking, the egg is safe to eat. Is the green ring around the yolk of a hard cooked egg safe? Yes. Sulfur and iron compounds leech out … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. There are brands that are so iconic at the grocery store that we walk by them without a thought. Mazola Corn Oil is one such brand which has been on the market for over 100 years. … Read More

More than 55 years ago, researchers started to monitor 5,000 residents from Framingham, Massachusetts to better understand why some people got heart disease and others did not. The researchers discovered, by following all these people, that there was a connection between the level of cholesterol in the blood and the risk for heart disease. This … Read More

Prior to 2008 we saw a steady decline in LDL-cholesterol, the form that puts you at greatest risk for heart disease. The 13% decline translated into an 8% to 21% reduction in yearly deaths from heart disease. This was great news from a public health perspective. But it all stalled in 2008. From that point … Read More

Your doctor has told you to “watch your cholesterol.” Your numbers are up and you want to bring them down. You leave the office and then think of questions you wished you had asked. You aren’t alone. Here are some common questions people frequently ask us about cholesterol. To lower my cholesterol, do I have … Read More

Eat a moderate amount of fat, divided between foods with saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Avoid foods with trans fats. Eating 200 to 400 milligrams of cholesterol a day is a safe range, depending on your individual risks. Eat more whole grains and fiber-rich foods. Eat less food with added sugar. Check out our latest … Read More

Between 1988 and 2010, average total cholesterol values for American adults dropped from 206 to 196. This may not seem like a lot, but on a population basis that is a major shift in the right direction. Values under 200 are considered heart healthy. That is the good news. The bad news is that the … Read More

It’s a Myth: Eating eggs raises cholesterol. Research has shown no connection between eating up to 1 egg a day and heart disease. High blood cholesterol is more likely caused by diets high in saturated fats and low in fiber than diets that include a moderate amount of eggs … Read More

Research has shown no connection between eating up to 1 egg a day and heart disease. High blood cholesterol is more likely caused by diets high in saturated fats and low in fiber than diets that include a moderate amount of eggs. … Read More