Nutrition Myths

Tag - cholesterol

Can we trust dietary guidelines?

Can we trust dietary guidelines?

This article discusses the factors that currently influence our food choices, what shapes the official dietary guidelines and why there is a growing trend to look for alternative answers.

What is metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition, diagnosed when three of the following five symptoms occur together: abdominal obesity (apple shaped body); high blood triglyceride levels; low HDL cholesterol level; high blood pressure; high fasting blood...

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are fats (lipids). They are either naturally produced in our bodies or available from diet (animal and plant origin).

Lipoproteins

Lipoproteins are particles that carry lipids such as triglycerides, phospholipids, cholesterol and proteins called apolipoproteins through the blood, to and from the liver and the cells in the body. These lipids being non-water soluble need to be...

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Soluble fibers lower total and LDL cholesterol by a small amount. They also exert other actions that help reduce the overall risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.