Articles on Cholesterol

Cholesterol is one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy.  Some of the cholesterol we need is produced naturally (and can be affected by hereditary factors), and some of it comes from the food we eat.  There are two types of cholesterol — “good” and “bad.”  It’s important to understand the difference, and to know the levels of good and bad cholesterol in your blood.  Too much of one type or not enough of the other can put you at risk for coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke.

 

01/04/2011 - Articles

What Was Once Believed To Be Normal Aging Is Now Considered To Be Dangerous! - Part IX

Your heart and blood vessels undergo changes with aging and these changes are risk factors for age-associated diseases. Read more

4.5
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
01/03/2011 - Articles

The Older Heart Has Trouble Pumping Blood During Exertion - Part V

In the preceding article 'Your Older Heart May Cause You to Feel Short of Breath', we compared the circulatory system to a 'great continuous canal'. You learned that the. Read more

4
Your rating: None Average: 4 (1 vote)
01/03/2011 - Articles

'Are You in Shape for Your Age?' - Dr. Ed - Part I

Most of us don't need to be told that our ability to perform aerobic activities, such as running, swimming, or biking declines, as we get older. Read more

2
Your rating: None Average: 2 (1 vote)
01/03/2011 - Articles

Your Older Heart May Cause You To Feel Short of Breath - Part IV

As you get older you might notice that you become short of breath doing activities that caused you no distress at a younger age. Read more

4
Your rating: None Average: 4 (2 votes)
01/03/2011 - Articles

Brain-Heart Communication Withers With Aging - Part VII

Reality is far more incredible than fiction! The communication between the human brain and the heart is a striking example. Read more

4.5
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
01/03/2011 - Articles

How Good a Pump is Your Older Heart? - Part III

Oxygen is needed for the body's cells to survive and function. The heart is the slave to your body's oxygen needs because it must pump your blood, which is the source. Read more

0
Your rating: None
01/03/2011 - Articles

The Inner Layer Of Your Aging Blood Vessels Is A Battlefield - Part XI

In article 10 of this Series, "How Badly Are Your Arteries Hardening With Aging?" we discussed large artery structure and function, and we explained why vascular aging is a risk factor for high blo Read more

0
Your rating: None
01/03/2011 - Articles

Messages Transmitted From The Brain Fine Tune The Heart - Part VIII

In the previous article, we learned that a division of the central nervous system, the autonomic nervous system, sends signals to the heart to acutely modify its behavior by releasing messenger sub Read more

5
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
01/13/2010 - Articles
How to eat to lower your cholesterol

Cholesterol Diet: How to eat to lower your cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance which performs numerous important functions in the human body. It is a component of cell walls and is used by the body to make various. Read more

4
Your rating: None Average: 4 (6 votes)
12/22/2009 - Articles

Infections and arterial disease?

The risk factors for atherosclerosis (narrowing or blockage of arteries due to fat deposits) - which can lead to heart attacks and stroke - are well known; they include high blood pressure, obesity Read more

0
Your rating: None