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Does oatmeal help to remove the cholesterol that is already absorbed into your blood, or does it just prevent?
Prevent it from being absorbed into your body?
Posted 3 years ago in Cholesterol by beaner

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Anonymous
Linda,I do not support the theory that cholesterol is bad for you, and should be lowered. If you just listen to the 'experts', you would think that cholesterol is an evil substance and that most of us would benefit from lowering our cholesterol as low as possible. But it is not so. Cholesterol is a vitally important substance which is used for building our cell membranes and producing several of our hormones. The natural question arising from this is Why a natural substance in our blood, with important biological functions, is called bad when it is transported from the place of manufacture in the liver to the peripheral tissues by LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein), but is called good when it is transported back to the liver, for replenishment or removal, by HDL (High Density Lipoprotein). If our cholesterol level drops too low, we are actually at increased risk for depression and suicide. Low cholesterol levels have been shown to worsen the condition of patients with congestive heart failure. Statin drugs are often prescribed to lower our cholesterol level. These drugs actually inhibit a vital enzyme that manufactures cholesterol in the liver. However the same enzyme is used to manufacture coenzyme Q10, which is a biochemical required to transfer energy from food to our cells. Thus statin drugs inhibit the very important production of coenzyme Q10. It has never been conclusively proved that lowering cholesterol saves lives. Disclaimers from the drug companies about their statin drugs show the side effects are very dangerous. So it would be wise to stop trying to change cholesterol, studies conclusively prove beyond doubt that cholesterol does not cause heart disease and it will not stop a heart attack. The majority of people who suffer heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels. I add a link below with details of this subject.ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.Here is the link mentioned above.http://www.ravnskov. nu/cholesterol.htm Hope this helpsmatador 89


What is High Cholesterol

You have this condition if there are high levels of cholesterol in the blood. There are three parts of cholesterol:

  • Low density lipoproteins (LDL)-known as bad cholesterol. It causes build up of cholesterol and other fats in the blood vessels. High LDL levels can cause artery and heart disease.
  • High density lipoproteins (HDL)-known as good cholesterol. It can remove cholesterol and other fats from the blood vessels. High levels of HDL can protect against heart disease.
  • Triglycerides-a common form of fat in the body. Often elevated in people with diabetes or certain genetic conditions.
  • Particles-proteins associated with certain types of cholesterols in the body. These may be a better signal about your risk of developing disease in the blood vessels.



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