Resources / Info Links
For more information about Exercise (see below) and Cholesterol, these are some trustworthy resources:
Heart Disease Risk Calculators:
- Online AHA 10-Year Heart Disease Risk Calculator: Web version
- Mayo Clinic Heart Disease
- My Calculating Heart Disease Risk article on Answers.com which explains how these risk calculators work.
- My post, Calculate Your Heart Attack Risk Online.
General Information about Cholesterol:
- About Cholesterol: from The American Heart Association
- High Cholesterol: from the Mayo Clinic
- High Cholesterol Basics: from Everyday Health
- From medical training site: ACLS Guide to Answering Your Cholesterol Questions. While a bit jargony, it’s a good way to see many aspects of cholesterol in one place.
- Business Week article: Do Cholesterol Drugs Do Any Good?
- Interpreting Cholesterol Test Results: from the Mayo Clinic
- The Cleveland Clinic’s ‘What you need to know about Triglycerides‘
- Triglycerides FAQ, from the American Heart Association
- From the Mayo Clinic: Nutrition and Healthy Eating – dietary guidelines for protein, fat, cholesterol, fiber, sodium, etc.
- Cleveland Clinic’s Nutrition-Cholesterol Guidelines lists out the % of total calories recommended for each type of nutritional element: % of calories from fat, cholesterol, etc. This page has changed: here is link to new page with dietary guidelines. If you open up TLC guidelines then PRINT IT, you can see the guidelines per day.
- My bagel & lox versus Oatmeal comparison.
Foods/Cooking to Lower Cholesterol
- Going Lo-Co chart comparing Kielbasa, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers: full fat vs lean
- Cholesterol: Top 5 foods to lower your numbers: from the Mayo Clinic
- Cooking for Lower Cholesterol: from The American Heart Association
- Checklist: Your Low-Cholesterol Diet – 9 food tips to lower cholesterol: from WebMD
- The USDA National Nutrient Database is an amazing online tool that allows you to search nutritional values for all kinds of food brands and categories
Here is some information about the role exercise plays in lowering cholesterol: