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Cholesterol, Aetna Intelihealth:"Should You Take Statins? Statins are a group of drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol, protect against damage from coronary-artery disease and prevent heart attack. Find out about these remarkable drugs. Cholesterol Eating Tips "How to" eating tips to keep your heart healthy."
Aetna Intelihealth Inc.
960C Harvest Drive Blue Bell, PA 19422 US
Phone- 8882444636 Fax- 2157756826, comments@intelihealth.com
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8775/8775.html

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Cholesterol, American Heart Association:"Cholesterol can be both good and bad, so it's important to learn what cholesterol is, how it affects your health and how to manage your blood cholesterol levels. Understanding the facts about cholesterol will help you take better care of your heart and live a healthier life, reducing your risk for heart attack and stroke. To control your cholesterol, get a cholesterol screening, eat foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol, maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly and follow all your healthcare professional's recommendations."
American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231
AHA: 1-800-AHA-USA-1 or 1-800-242-8721
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1516

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Cholesterol, Saturated Fat & Trans Fat, Ask The Dietician:"I have been hearing a lot about how dangerous trans-fat is, but with no explanation of what it is. Is it the same as hydrogenated fat? Polyunsaturated oils that are hydrogenated can contain some trans fat, but it depends on the hydrogenation process that was used. Trans fat results when polyunsaturated oil (soybean) is partially hydrogenated in order to make it into stick margarine or solid shortening in a can. One polyunsaturated margarine though is now claiming to be trans fatty acid free. The FDA is considering requiring trans fatty acid levels to be listed on food labels, but currently does not require trans fat amounts. You can only tell if a margarine is trans fat free if the margarine has a claim on the label that says "trans fatty acid free"."
http://www.dietitian.com/choleste.html

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Good News In Cholesterol, Fournier Pharma Inc.:"Did you know that there's a good side to cholesterol? You've probably heard about cholesterol and how bad it can be for you, but did you know that there is such a thing as GOOD cholesterol? In fact, cholesterol comes in two forms: "good" and "bad". Although an excess of bad cholesterol (LDL) is unhealthy, good cholesterol (HDL) may protect you against heart disease. HDL helps clear out the bad cholesterol (LDL) from your blood - that's why HDL is known as GOOD cholesterol. Recent research shows that increasing low levels of GOOD cholesterol (HDL) can reduce the risk of heart problems."
Fournier Pharma Inc.
1010 Sherbrooke West 19th Floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R7 Canada
Phone: 1-888-547-4345 Fax: (514) 287-9798
http://www.goodnewscholesterol.com/

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Healthy Refrigerator:"Take stock of what's inside. Once a month, pull everything out and separate the better-for-you foods from the rest. Make sure you have more low-fat, high-fiber and low sugar foods than other types, and, if not, consider gradually reducing the number. Choose more low-fat and fat-free dressings, condiments, sauces and tablespreads instead of full-fat ones."
Open the Door to a Healthy Heart
5775-G Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd., Suite 500,
Atlanta, GA 30342, (404) 252-3663
http://www.healthyfridge.org

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Blood Cholesterol Levels-What You Should Do, Lifeclinic.com:"In order for your doctor to know your cholesterol level, a blood sample must be taken from your finger or your arm. The blood sample will be tested for total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol levels. HDL cholesterol is often called the “good” cholesterol. You don’t have to fast or do anything special before having this blood test done. After your total cholesterol and HDL levels have been tested, here are some guidelines about what you should do. These guidelines are for people who do not have heart disease."
Lifeclinic.com:
(800)543-2850, comments@lifeclinic.com
http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/cholesterol/about_it.asp

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High Blood Cholesterol - What You Need to Know, National Cholesterol Education Program, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:"This brochure provides information about how to lower a cholesterol level that is too high. Lowering a cholesterol level that is too high helps to reduce the risk for heart disease. Find out what your cholesterol numbers mean and what treatment your doctor may prescribe to help lower your cholesterol level. Includes a tool to estimate the risk for having a heart attack, and outlines ways to reduce risk. Also contains a list of resources for further information."
Attention: Web Site P.O. Box 30105 Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Phone: 301 592 8573, (TTY): 240 629 3255, Fax: 301 592 8563, E-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/hbc_what.htm

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Keeping Cholesterol Under Control, U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA Consumer magazine January-February 1999:"Like the literary split personality, it has a good side because it is needed for certain important body functions. But for many Americans, cholesterol also has an evil side. When present in excessive amounts, it can injure blood vessels and cause heart attacks and stroke. The body needs cholesterol for digesting dietary fats, making hormones, building cell walls, and other important processes. The bloodstream carries cholesterol in particles called lipoproteins that are like blood-borne cargo trucks delivering cholesterol to various body tissues to be used, stored or excreted. But too much of this circulating cholesterol can injure arteries, especially the coronary ones that supply the heart. This leads to accumulation of cholesterol-laden "plaque" in vessel linings, a condition called atherosclerosis."
P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954
http://www.fda.gov/fdac/orderform/fdap.html

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Related Topics: Antihyperlipidemics, Cardiac Medications, Cholesterol Lowering Drugs, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Diet Pills, Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)

Related Drugs: Advicor, Baycol, Cerivistatin, Lescol, Fluvastatin, Lipitor, Pravachol, Pravastatin, Tricor, Fenofibrate, Zocor, Simvastatin

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