Although it is by no means the only major risk factor, elevated serum
cholesterol is clearly associated with a high risk of heart disease. Most
medical doctors suggest cholesterol levels should stay under 200 mg/dl (5.2
mmol/liter). Cholesterol levels lower than 200 are not without risk,
however, as many people with levels below 200 have heart attacks.
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As levels fall below 200, heart disease risk continues to decline. Many
nutritionally oriented doctors consider cholesterol levels of no more than
180 to be optimal. Medical laboratories now subdivide total cholesterol
measurement into several components including LDL cholesterol (which is
directly linked to heart disease) and HDL cholesterol (the so-called "good"
cholesterol). The relative amount of HDL to LDL is more important than
total cholesterol. For example, it is possible for someone with very high
HDL to be at relatively low risk for heart disease even with total
cholesterol above 200. Evaluation of changes in cholesterol requires
consultation with a healthcare professional and includes measurements of
blood levels of total cholesterol as well as HDL and LDL cholesterol.
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If your cholesterol is a little higher than it should be, you're probably
trying to adjust it by following a diet low in saturated fat and
cholesterol. Unfortunately for many of us, this approach just doesn't do
the trick. Natural treatments, however, may help reduce moderately elevated
cholesterol levels. Of these, inositol hexaniacinate (no-flush niacin) and
pantethine are vitamins accumulating notable track records, as is the
herbal supplement guggulipid. Its cholesterol reducing actions are thought
to be due to mevinolin, a chemical identical to lovastatin. Lovastatin and
other statins are chemicals used in conventional medicine to reduce
cholesterol. In 1999, lovastatin was also shown to reduce death rates from
Garlic is another herb for cholesterol. The therapeutic effects of Garlic
have been scientifically validated in the area of cholesterol and
triglyceride lowering, as well as its strong antimicrobial properties.
Research in Germany, India, France, China, England, and the United States
demonstrate consistent results proving the efficacy and safety of Garlic
even in high doses. Known as a yang tonic in Chinese medicine, Garlic will
stimulate appetite and metabolism, clear toxins, and act as an
antimicrobial agent of the mucous membranes. A great deal of recent work
has been done on the sulfur-bearing amino acids in Garlic.
Researchers have estimated that for each one percent decrease in
low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, heart attack risk drops by two
percent. By comparison, each one percent increase in HDL levels causes a
three to four percent drop in heart attack risk. For these reasons,
investigators have tried to find out what effects red yeast rice has on HDL
levels. In one prominent study in China, the conventional statin-based drug
simvastatin (Zocor) was slightly better at reducing total blood cholesterol
than the red yeast rice concentrate Xuezhikang. However, simvastatin was
significantly better than Xuezhikang at raising HDL levels. Similarly, an
American clinical trial showed that Xuezhikang caused predictable
reductions in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels,
but had little effect on HDL. However, in a study presented at a March 1999
American Heart Association conference, red yeast rice increased HDL levels
by an average of 15 percent.
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