What are the different types of cholesterol?

For the millions of Americans diagnosed with high cholesterol, it's important to understand these medical terms: total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides (MORE)

What percent of cholesterol in your body comes from diet?

Cholesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. In most people, the body – predominantly the liver – makes about 75 percent of blood cholesterol. The other 25 per (MORE)

What effect does exercise have on blood cholesterol levels?

According to the American Heart Association, "A sedentary lifestyle is one of the 5 major risk factors (along with high blood pressure, abnormal values for blood lipids, smo (MORE)

What can you doTo reduce your intake of saturated fat and cholesterol?

If you have high cholesterol, it's important to avoid foods high in dietary cholesterol, and those laced with saturated fat and trans fats. In a nutshell, red meat and full- (MORE)

What are the pros and cons of using cholesterol lowering medications?

In November 2013, the American Heart Association and the America College of Cardiology released new guidelines for the treatment of high blood cholesterol. Broadly, the guid (MORE)

What does LDL cholesterol mean?

Typically, there are three cholesterol levels reported in a cholesterol blood test: total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol. LDL and HDL cholesterol are m (MORE)

Why can a high cholesterol cause heart disease?

Once you look at the definition of cholesterol, it's easy to see why high cholesterol can cause heart disease. The National Institute of Health defines cholester (MORE)