Is Cholesterol Related To Blood Sugar?

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High Cholesterol

Print Overview Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke. High cholesterol can be inherited, but it's often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, and thus preventable and treatable. A healthy diet, regular exercise and sometimes medication can go a long way toward reducing high cholesterol. Symptoms High cholesterol has no symptoms. A blood test is the only way to detect high cholesterol. When to see a doctor Ask your doctor if you should have a cholesterol test. Recommendations for the age of first screening vary. Retesting is usually performed every five years. If your test results aren't within desirable ranges, your doctor may recommend more frequent measurements. Your Continue reading >>

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  1. bananarama

    Any sort of carbs or sugar (even fruit!) could spike your glucose levels. I would stick with protiens only before your test – like eggs or meat, just to be safe!

  2. cr6zy

    they told me not to eat before my test. the only advice i can give is dont throw up. throwing up is instant 3 hour test!

  3. Miss Pinup

    I made my test first thing in the morning, so I didn’t eat anything. I only did the test one time and it was negative so yeah

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