Tag: Examples of lipids

What determines cholesterol levels?

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Cholesterol is a very important lipid in our blood. In past blogs, we have discussed how our health can be negatively impacted by having high cholesterol levels. But what determines these elevated numbers? The answer is that a mix of genetics and environment can play a role in your blood cholesterol level. While 1 in […]

Heart Disease: Risk Factors and Management

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Did you know that cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 1 in every 3 deaths? In fact, every day, about 2,300 Americans die of Heart Disease, with 720,000 individuals having their first heart attack every year.    While these numbers are astounding, we […]