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Recent research has moved away from total cholesterol counts to pay attention to good HDL, neutral LDL, bad LDL and triglycerides. It has been found that some foods with high cholesterol raise the total cholesterol number, but they do it in ways that are not bad (raising large LDL and HDL). Other foods with low or no cholesterol (sugars), raise the bad LDL ...


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You can eat as many eggs as you want, as long as you eat other kinds of food as well to balance out your diet. Here's why: Eggs contain a substantial amount of cholesterol. However, as you can read here, a substance called lecithin in the eggs inhibits the absorption of cholesterol, so most of the cholesterol in the egg will not be taken up by your body. ...


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I can't name sources or studies, but I believe the warnings about dietary cholesterol are obsolete. Cholesterol in your diet has little effect on cholesterol in your blood. Other factors like carbs in your diet, exercise and your genes do have an effect, so a physically active person should have lower cholesterol.


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Saturated fats are good for you - 50 percent or more of our cell membrane phospholipids are saturated. The anti-saturated fat campaign was launched by U.S. vegetable interests wanting us to eat margarine, Crisco, and trans fat. Thanks to them, obesity and diabetes have become the Twin Tower epidemics of our time! This is an excellent link; the truth about ...


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Definitely conventional wisdom needs to be questioned in a methodical way. Gary Taubes has written a lot about Saturated Fat, and while I can understand it while I read, I find it difficult to explain from scratch. However, here's a good New York Times Article on Saturated Fats which shows that they aren't the enemy that the experts make them out to be.


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First of all, BCAAs are branched-chain amino acids, and amino acids are the building blocks for protein. Your body can get amino acids from protein sources by catabolism just fine. Eat good protein sources, eat varied and supplement only as needed. Paying a premium for things that are needlessly complex (such as whey isolate instead of simple concentrate) ...


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HIIT has a positive impact on cholesterol, the full text is at NIH.gov study. The abstract, with some sections highlighted is below: This study examined the impact of an 8-week program of high-intensity interval training on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), total cholesterol (TC), and the atherogenic index (TC/HDL-C) in 36 untrained men ages ...


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Either or my friend. Makes no difference. The cholesterol in eggs will cause you zero harm. This is a myth. In fact, it will likely help you. Read this article. Why Egg Yolks Are Good For You: The Perfect Protein Source by Poliquinâ„¢ Editorial Staff 11/5/2013 12:16:49 PM Eggs are the perfect source of protein. They score highest on four scientific scales ...


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USDA's Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee states (page 17): Cholesterol. Previously, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to no more than 300 mg/day. The 2015 DGAC will not bring forward this recommendation because available evidence shows no appreciable ...


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No, cholesterol levels being high is not a direct contributor to being out of breath or short of breath. However, one possibility is that if you do have high cholesterol, you have some of the associated problems such as narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup, and the reduced blood flow can create the short of breath feeling. I would advise you to ...



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