Cholesterol

Prevalence of Bad Cholesterol Drops by 1/3

On the bright side, another CDC report has found that the prevalence of US adults with high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol dropped by about one-third from 1999-2000 to 2005-2006. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on a sampling of 7,044 participants age 20 or older, CDC scientists calculated that the percentage of those with high LDL levels declined from 31.5% to 21.2%. The prevalence varied substantially by risk category, with those at highest risk due to cardiovascular conditions or diabetes declining from 69.4% with high LDL to 58.9%.

Eggs Get a Nutrition Makeover-But Are They Really Healthy?

Americas farmers have built a better egg-and theyre hoping the payoff isnt just chicken feed. According to new research from the US Department of Agricultures Agriculture Research Service, todays eggs have less cholesterol and more vitamin D than they did just a few years ago.To update nutritional data last calculated in 2002, the USDA sent samples of large eggs from 12 locations nationwide to a laboratory for testing. The eggs averaged 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol, down 14% from 212 milligrams in 2002. And a typical large egg, yolk plus white, now delivers about 41 IU of vitamin D-up 64% from the last measurement of just 18 IU

Extra Omega-3s Shown to Improve Insulin Resistance

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, known to benefit heart health, may also be effective in reducing diabetes risk

When Snacks Attack

Take charge of whats become Americas fourth daily meal with these strategies for smarter snacking. If you cant seem to succeed in your healthy-eating goals, despite nutritious meal planning, maybe the problem is what you eat between meals-snacks

Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Boost Benefits of Cutting Saturated Fat

Eating a diet high in cholesterol-lowering foods can improve the effectiveness of cutting down on saturated fat

Wake-Up Call

Start the New Year right by resolving to start your day with a healthy breakfast. Its not an exaggeration at all to call breakfast the most important meal of the day, says Helen M. Rasmussen

No More Meat Mysteries

New nutrition labeling for meat and poultry puts facts at your fingertips.How many calories are in that chicken breast? How much saturated fat does

Fewer in US Have High Cholesterol

Despite our ever-widening waistlines, Americans are making progress on at least one front in the war on

Hospital Meals Flunk Salt Test

A stay in the hospital could be bad for your blood pressure-and not just because

Americans Cholesterol Numbers Improving

A new report has good news about Americans cholesterol levels