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Caldwell Esselstyn on making heart attacks history

Cholesterol

What is cholesterol?

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 HDL & LDL Scientific Animation

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What are LDL (or bad) cholesterol and HDL (or good) cholesterol?

LDL contains about 25% protein and 45% cholesterol. LDL cholesterol causes fatty deposits to build up in the arteries. Since the LDL level affects the risk of a heart attack much more than do total cholesterol levels, medical authorities commonly use the term bad cholesterol to describe LDL cholesterol. Thus, doctors should treat high LDL cholesterol levels aggressively.

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How to Understand the Difference Between Saturated and Unsaturated Fats

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What are saturated and unsaturated fats?

Saturated fats are usually solid or semisolid at room temperature. They are found mostly in foods from animal origin and in some dairy products. They are also found in tropical oils, such as coconut oil and palm oil.

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How to lower your Triglycerides

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What is triglyceride?

Triglyceride is another kind of lipid. It is not as strong a coronary risk factor as cholesterol.

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Cardiovascular diseases

心血管病

Сердечно-сосудистые заболевания

الأمراض القلبية الوعائية

Maladies cardio-vasculaires

Enfermedades cardiovasculares

Omega-3's Impact on Heart and Brain Cells

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Is eating more fish a healthy way to reduce coronary risk factors?

What are omega–3 fatty acids?

Patient comment:

Eating a lot of fish in place of red meat is a healthy way of reducing the risk of a heart attack. If you like raw fish, it is an excellent idea to eat sashimi or sushi at Japanese restaurants as much as possible for protein intake.

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