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Mr Fish ahs high cholesterol

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cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:23:10

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cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:35:14

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motherinferior Sun 14-Aug-05 21:36:15

Hmmm, will think. What does high cholesterol give you, if you don't mind me asking, so I can sort of work backwards?

cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:36:42

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cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:36:59

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misdee Sun 14-Aug-05 21:38:04

tell him to do a 'lulu' diary

popsycal Sun 14-Aug-05 21:38:21

did they take a ;giid cholestrol; reading?
mine us 7.something but my good reading factors in and takes it to 3....#
abd i have high bp and they arent wirrued,,,,

motherinferior Sun 14-Aug-05 21:38:59

OK, have looked at the British Heart Foundation website:
Cholesterol is not found in large amounts in many foods, except in eggs and in offal such as liver and kidneys. The cholesterol in these foods does not usually make a great contribution to your blood cholesterol level, but it is probably wise to limit eggs to about three a week. If you need to reduce your cholesterol level, it is much more important to reduce the total amount of fat you eat, and to change the types of fat you eat.

Eating a high fibre diet may also help to reduce the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed from your intestine into the bloodstream.

cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:39:18

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cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:39:52

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motherinferior Sun 14-Aug-05 21:40:00

Also this:
Eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day will reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, probably by helping to prevent atheroma from building up within the inside walls of the coronary arteries.
Fats and cholesterol

Reducing the total amount of fat you eat will reduce the amount of fats in your blood.
Replacing some saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats will help to improve the ratio of 'protective' cholesterol to 'harmful' cholesterol in your blood.
Fish and fish oils

Eating oily fish regularly can help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and also to improve the chances of survival after a heart attack. We do not know exactly how it helps. It may be by helping to keep the heartbeat regular, reducing the level of triglycerides (fatty substances found in the blood), and preventing blood clots from forming in the coronary arteries.
Keeping a healthy weight

If you are overweight, reducing your weight will reduce the workload of your heart and help keep your blood pressure down.
Salt

Reducing the amount of salt you eat will also help keep your blood pressure down.
Alcohol

Too much alcohol can damage the heart muscle, increase blood pressure and also lead to weight gain. However, moderate drinking (between 1 and 2 units of alcohol a day) can help protect the heart in men aged over 40 and women who have gone through the menopause.

cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:40:56

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motherinferior Sun 14-Aug-05 21:41:19

It sounds as if it's less an issue of 'good' and 'bad' foods as cutting down on fat altogether, although switching from sausages to sardines would probably be no bad thing.

cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:43:08

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cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:43:25

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fairyfly Sun 14-Aug-05 21:43:41

so the moral of the story is........don't eat shit

motherinferior Sun 14-Aug-05 21:43:58

One or two units a day of red wine tends to be suggested as rather good for you in all sorts of ways, like guarding against osteoporosis, apparently.

It looks like a pretty good site.

motherinferior Sun 14-Aug-05 21:44:34

chilli sardines also very fabulous although admittedly I like an anchovy or two in there. Salt is my downfall.

fairyfly Sun 14-Aug-05 21:46:54

and half an asprin a day is supposed to stop your blood clotting

cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:47:19

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cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:48:29

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motherinferior Sun 14-Aug-05 21:50:12

oooooooh no, please do. Wonderful things, sardines. In fact I probably eat too many for Woman Of Childbearing Age.

PrincessPeaHead Sun 14-Aug-05 21:56:25

tell him to eat more fish. like cod, perhaps?

snigger snigger snigger.

did you miss me on my epic second holiday, made all the longer courtesy of lovely british airways? MI, I owe you an email...

cod Sun 14-Aug-05 21:57:53

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PrincessPeaHead Sun 14-Aug-05 21:58:46

sniff

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