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(USA Today)   Study finds that Americans' cholesterol levels have improved significantly over the past 20 years. Difficulty: People who had high cholesterol levels 20 years ago are no longer around   (usatoday.com) divider line 17
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2012-10-18 09:48:42 AM
Study finds that Americans' cholesterol levels have improved significantly over the past 20 years. Difficulty: People who had high cholesterol levels 20 years ago are no longer around
Easy: there are 20 more years worth of additional people to replace them.

Subby doesn't understand averages, I take it?
 
2012-10-18 09:54:03 AM
My Father had high cholesterol for much of his life.

He died a few months back at the age of 52. Don't wait to get your checked folks, the sooner you find out, the sooner steps can be taken to manage it.
 
2012-10-18 10:07:59 AM
The whole notion of cholesterol risk is mistaking the effect for the cause.

This is nothing more than a cash grab by big pharma, supported by the pseudo-scientific group-think of mindless sheep.
 
2012-10-18 10:08:47 AM
Simply looking at a cholesterol number has very little to do with heart disease. Cholesterol is the repair material that the body used to fix damaged blood vessels, neurons, and a variety of other organs. It does NOT spontaneously stick to an artery wall, rather it goes to a weak point to attempt to prevent a blowout.

I will agree that getting rid of trans fats is a good thing.

A good summary:

yeah, yeah, not a peer-reviewed study
 
2012-10-18 10:43:38 AM
I imagine this has a lot to do with lowering the "approved" level to 200 total and starting people on control medications and/or diets sooner.
 
2012-10-18 10:46:45 AM

DoBeDoBeDo: I imagine this has a lot to do with lowering the "approved" level to 200 total and starting people on control medications and/or diets sooner.


That was what dad tried at the end. Lost a lot of the weight, took his meds, and started to get things under control. It was just too late.
 
2012-10-18 10:48:11 AM
It's good cholesterol, but it spreads like bad cholesterol!
 
2012-10-18 10:51:56 AM
Usually, high cholesterol is the last thing you should need to worry about. Most people with cholesterol issues have at least one other factor that is affecting their health in a more serious way,
 
2012-10-18 10:57:25 AM

SevenizGud: The whole notion of cholesterol risk is mistaking the effect for the cause.

This is nothing more than a cash grab by big pharma, supported by the pseudo-scientific group-think of mindless sheep.



You gonna warn us of the dangers of living near power-lines next?
 
2012-10-18 11:18:37 AM
Great, more boomers living longer.
 
2012-10-18 11:27:18 AM
I'm old enough to remember when the magic number for cholesterol was 250, then 230. Now it's 200 and the docs are ready to prescribe at 205. I changed my diet and lost weight to get the number down and still had to change doctors because the one who took over my chosen doctor's practice insisted on getting paid by the pharmaceutical company.
 
2012-10-18 11:28:55 AM

pkellmey: Usually, high cholesterol is the last thing you should need to worry about. Most people with cholesterol issues have at least one other factor that is affecting their health in a more serious way,


I'm lazy and I smoke.

I have seriously healthed up my diet in the last year though, but still my cholesterol and LDL levels were a little high, and my triglycerides were almost a new high score I'm sure (mid 800s...)

I'm only 28 :-/

/walking more
//planning on quitting smoking once I buy this house and get away from other smokers.
 
2012-10-18 11:44:04 AM
I haven't gotten tested this year but last year I was diagnosed with high bad cholest. The good cholest was at the normal level. I've since eliminated fast food, cut back on red meat, but I can't quit cheese. I just...can't.



/mmmm cheese
 
2012-10-18 12:29:50 PM

raerae1980: I haven't gotten tested this year but last year I was diagnosed with high bad cholest. The good cholest was at the normal level. I've since eliminated fast food, cut back on red meat, but I can't quit cheese. I just...can't.



Brokeback Cheddar?
 
2012-10-18 12:39:18 PM

raerae1980: I haven't gotten tested this year but last year I was diagnosed with high bad cholest. The good cholest was at the normal level. I've since eliminated fast food, cut back on red meat, but I can't quit cheese. I just...can't.



/mmmm cheese

Just stick to the high quality stuff, cut the Cheez Wiz and "Kraft processed cheese food".
 
2012-10-18 01:33:45 PM

give me doughnuts: SevenizGud: The whole notion of cholesterol risk is mistaking the effect for the cause.

This is nothing more than a cash grab by big pharma, supported by the pseudo-scientific group-think of mindless sheep.


You gonna warn us of the dangers of living near power-lines next?


just cause you are ignorant, doesn't mean you need to be an ass

read up johnny, you may be surprised: weston a. price foundation

themoreyouknow.jpg
 
2012-10-18 02:28:01 PM

Leopold Stotch: raerae1980: I haven't gotten tested this year but last year I was diagnosed with high bad cholest. The good cholest was at the normal level. I've since eliminated fast food, cut back on red meat, but I can't quit cheese. I just...can't.



/mmmm cheese
Just stick to the high quality stuff, cut the Cheez Wiz and "Kraft processed cheese food".


Oh yea, already do. But still, asiago, parmasean, fontina, etc do not last long AT ALL in the house. I try to be all healthy by eating a salad and I load up on cheese. I'm terrible.
 
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