But the results were short lived—their cholesterol levels went back to normal a week later.
By her 18th birthday, Schroeder weighed 268 pounds and suffered from high blood pressure and cholesterol.
New guidelines and a glitchy online calculator have added new confusion to the cholesterol debate.
For most middle-aged big-shots, the acronym LDL is a measure of cholesterol.
Indeed, blood pressure and cholesterol meds account for nearly a quarter of the four billion prescriptions written annually (PDF).
How can overall risk get worse when blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol are all getting better?
They are free of cholesterol and ideal for anyone counting calories.
cholesterol is frequently found in animal fats, and phytosterol is a very similar substance present in vegetable fats.
cholesterol was a little below normal in the four cases examined.
The cholesterol in linseed or fish oil, which of course may be present in the soap, also give this reaction.
white, solid substance present in body tissues, 1894, earlier cholesterin, from French cholestrine (Chevreul, 1827), from Greek khole "bile" (see cholera) + steros "solid, stiff" (see sterility). So called because originally found in gallstones (Conradi, 1775). The name was changed to the modern form (with chemical suffix -ol, denoting an alcohol) after the compound was discovered to be a secondary alcohol.
cholesterol cho·les·ter·ol (kə-lěs'tə-rôl', -rōl')
A white crystalline substance found in animal tissues and various foods, normally synthesized by the liver and important as a constituent of cell membranes and a precursor to steroid hormones. Its level in the bloodstream can influence the pathogenesis of certain conditions, such as the development of atherosclerotic plaque and coronary artery disease.
A sterol found widely in animal and plant tissues. It is a main component of blood plasma and cell membranes, and it is an important precursor of many steroid hormones (such as the estrogens, testosterone, and cortisol), vitamin D2, and bile acids. In vertebrates, cholesterol is manufactured by the liver or absorbed from food in the intestine. Higher than normal amounts of cholesterol in the blood are associated with higher risk for developing coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis. Chemical formula: C27H46O. See also high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein.
A white soapy substance found in the tissues of the body and in certain foods, such as animal fats, oils, and egg yolks. Cholesterol has been linked to heart disease and atherosclerosis. (It collects on the walls of arteries and interferes with the flow of blood.) High levels of cholesterol in the blood are considered to be unhealthy. (See saturated fats, HDL, and LDL.)