Tag Archive: cholesterol

Mar 30 2011

Just got my Lipid Profile and I’m Excited!

Last year my Cholesterol Risk Ratio (LDL/HDL) was at 5.68 (way too high) and my doctor wanted to put me on Lipitor. So I decided to see if I could lower my Cholesterol through diet and exercise (weight loss). After a pretty shaky start where I was unable to keep up any kind of consistent …

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Mar 07 2011

Dark chocolate for a healthy heart

Today’s story in Toronto Sun touts the benefits of chocolate on heart health. This is good news for those of us who love chocolate. The story sites studies that report “the regular consumption of five to 10 grams of 70% chocolate is associated with a major drop (50%) in the mortality rate related to the …

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Feb 16 2011

Heart Health Has Been On My Mind

With less than two weeks left in the month of February it got me to thinking about my heart disease risk factors and what I’m doing about them? My family history has always had me concerned. My grandfather had a couple of heart attacks and strokes and eventually died of a heart attack. My father …

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