Make Sure You Don’t Mix Grapefruit and Statins 2Grapefruit contains a certain chemical called furanocoumarin that blocks the absorption of statins in the liver. The statin drug has nowhere else to go but to head straight for the bloodstream. Here it will linger in high concentrations, raising your risk of statin side effects. The more grapefruit juice you drink, the higher your risk.
An Avocado a Day Can Improve LDL Levels if You Struggle with Weight Gain 0One avocado a day is enough to effectively lower your cholesterol, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The results of this study show that it takes only about a week of eating one avocado a day, in conjunction with a healthy, moderate fat diet, to lower LDL cholesterol levels.1
Don’t Use Progress From Statin Therapy as a Free Pass to Eat More 0Until more research is conducted on the subject, you should stick to proven guidelines developed for statin use. You can also make sure you’re engaging in positive lifestyle habits that support your heart health. Statins are a tool to, not a scapegoat.
Here’s What Your Target LDL Level Should Be — Even if You’ve Had a Heart Attack 0According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reducing LDL levels to an average of 81 with high-dose statins cuts risk for major coronary events—even for those who have had a heart attack in the past.
Grandmas, Did You Know Babysitting the Grand-kids Could Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s? 0
Nearly all medical conditions affect men and women differently. This is especially true for some neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly two-thirds of all Americans with the disease are women.
- Tags: Brain Health