Posts Tagged ‘LDL’

Healthy Brain Campaign: Quit Smoking

At the start of the OHSU Brain Institute’s Healthy Brain Campaign we encouraged you to partner with a Healthcare provider to educate yourself on the seven key health factors and behaviors that will keep your heart and brain healthy and enhance your quality of life. During April, our focus is on the first of the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7″ keys to better health — which is to quit smoking. Health Risks The health … Read More

Cholesterol: good, bad… keep track of it all

What is cholesterol and why do we care? Understanding cholesterol can be tricky. It took me a few years to convince my parents that only foods that contain animal products contain cholesterol. However, fatty foods that are cholesterol free can still raise your body’s cholesterol. So is all cholesterol bad? No, too much cholesterol is bad. And everyone regulates cholesterol differently. Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance that our bodies need to survive.  Animals, including … Read More

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