cholesterol

via BlackDoctor: High levels of bad cholesterol and total cholesterol increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Instead of the costly trip to the doctor for surgery after your cholesterol has gone up too much, put your levels in check with a few dietary changes: specifically, what you drink. It plays a huge part […]

via BlackDoctor: If you have been to the doctor lately and found out that your cholesterol is not so good, then you definitely need to take action. If the level is not too elevated or you do not have a genetic component, you can try lifestyle modifications before starting medicine. High cholesterol is important because […]

via BlackDoctor: If you have been to the doctor lately and found out that your cholesterol is not so good, then you definitely need to take action. If the level is not too elevated or you do not have a genetic component, you can try lifestyle modifications before starting medicine. High cholesterol is important because […]

  via BlackDoctor: Cholesterol is a fat-like, waxy substance that can be found in all parts of your body. It helps your body make cell membranes, many hormones, and vitamin D. The cholesterol in your blood comes from two sources: the foods you eat and your liver. Your liver makes all the cholesterol your body needs. Cholesterol […]

  One of many known truths is this: a diet rich in fiber can lower cholesterol to healthier levels. But fewer than 5 percent of average American adults actually get the adequate daily amount of fiber (25 to 38 grams) necessary for a balanced diet, according to Metamucil. Adding more fiber to your diet isn’t […]

  High cholesterol sends many of our people to the doctor for medication. As they say, “Let thy food be thy medicine.” Here’s a list of 10 foods to help you lower your cholesterol naturally (you’ll be very happy about number 10!) 1. Oats Black people have lower total cholesterol levels, but have higher LDL levels […]

One of many known truths is this: a diet rich in fiber can lower cholesterol to healthier levels. But fewer than 5 percent of average American adults actually get the adequate daily amount of fiber (25 to 38 grams) necessary for a balanced diet, according to Metamucil. Adding more fiber to your diet isn’t easy. […]

It’s hard to pass up the foods that you love. For those struggling with high cholesterol levels, ridding the kitchen of unhealthy junk foods and such may just save your life. High cholesterol is one of the leading causes of heart diseases, heart attack and stroke, according to the American Heart Association. Your liver produces […]

Nearly a third of both African American men and African American women have LDL-C (bad cholesterol) levels of 130mg/dL or higher according to the American Heart Association. The National Institute of Health considers this level borderline high. This is alarming because high cholesterol— specifically LDL cholesterol—can lead to heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. This is […]

America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so…

The USDA’s food pyramid might be a few slices short of a loaf.  According to the United States Department of Agriculture, if we eat the right…

High cholesterol is one of the most common health issues that millions of people suffer with worldwide, and who would be surprised with the amounts of fat and sugar that are consumed daily.  There are several medications on the market for people who suffer from high cholesterol and have a desire to keep their levels within […]