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Cholesterol — what is it?

Cholesterol is found in the fats in your blood and is a waxy substance that your body needs to build healthy cells. However high cholesterol levels can increase your risk of heart disease. There are two types of cholesterol, LDL and HDL. In simple terms, LDL is considered the ‘bad’ cholesterol. LDL carries cholesterol from your liver to the cells that need it, and if there is too much cholesterol for the cells to use, it can build up as plaque on the artery walls. This can contribute to heart disease or even stroke. VLDL (very low density lipoproteins) is similar to LDL in that it contains mostly fat and carries another type of fat, triglycerides, in the blood. Excess calories, alcohol, or sugar in your body are converted into triglycerides and stored in fat cells throughout your body.

Free cholesterol checks at Matt O'Flaherty, William Street

This week Matt O’Flaherty Chemists, William Street, is offering customers a free cholesterol screening. An increase in heart disease is a growing concern with many customers, and this event is an action to support those who wish to modify their lifestyle, by allowing them to understand how to get in control of their cholesterol levels.

Anti-inflammatory smoothies

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Eggs — it’s the way you cook them

Mention cholesterol and the first food that springs to mind is eggs. Eggs are a much criticised food; however it seems like this criticism was misplaced as it is saturated fat that is the greatest culprit in raising blood cholesterol. The confusion occurred as eggs do contain dietary cholesterol, but this seems to have little or no effect on blood cholesterol.

Cholesterol Roadshow is coming to Westport

Check your cholesterol at Whelehans

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Tips on how to reduce your cholesterol levels

Local heart charity Croí, in collaboration with HSE West’s Mayo PCCC, is hosting a free public talk entitled Reducing Cholesterol – A Lifestyle Approach on Thursday October 13 at 8pm in The McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris.

Controlling your cholesterol

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Heart disease remains the country’s biggest killer. However, for many people their risk of developing it can be dramatically reduced or delayed by making some simple lifestyle changes.

Controlling your cholesterol

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Heart disease remains the country’s biggest killer. However, for many people their risk of developing it can be dramatically reduced or delayed by making some simple lifestyle changes.

Free cholesterol testing coming to a town near you

Are you concerned about high cholesterol? Do you know your number? Next week the Flora pro.activ Cholesterol Challenge is travelling to Mayo to offer free cholesterol checks and expert advice on diet and lifestyle.

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