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  • Statins
  • Statins are one kind of drug that lowers cholesterol and has been proven to reduce the chance of heart disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Like all statins, atorvastatin works by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver tissue that plays a key role in production of cholesterol in the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • phospholipids
  • The hydroxyl group on cholesterol interacts with the polar heads of the membrane phospholipids and sphingolipids, while the bulky steroid and the hydrocarbon chain are embedded in the membrane, alongside the nonpolar fatty-acid chain of the other lipids. (wikipedia.org)
  • excess
  • The World Health Organization Cooperative Trial on Primary Prevention of Ischaemic Heart Disease using clofibrate to lower serum cholesterol observed excess mortality in the clofibrate-treated group despite successful cholesterol lowering (47% more deaths during treatment with clofibrate and 5% after treatment with clofibrate) than the non-treated high cholesterol group. (wikipedia.org)
  • alcohol
  • Recent research has shown that moderate alcohol use (one drink per day for women, two drinks a day for men) can raise HDL cholesterol and therefore reduce the risk of heart attack. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Despite such research, it is difficult to recommend the habitual use of alcohol , because there are also negative health consequences associated with alcohol use and a high potential for abuse. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Cholesterol, from the Ancient Greek chole- (bile) and stereos (solid) followed by the chemical suffix -ol for an alcohol, is an organic molecule. (wikipedia.org)
  • humans
  • Research shows that Western diet habits are a factor in development of metabolic syndrome, with high consumption of food that is not biochemically suited to humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • protein
  • Cholesterol travels through the blood attached to a protein. (webmd.com)
  • The copra is pressed or dissolved with solvents, producing the coconut oil and a high-protein, high-fiber mash. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some evidence suggests that people with certain circulatory problems, such as varicose veins, may benefit from the consumption of EPA and DHA, which may stimulate blood circulation and increase the breakdown of fibrin, a protein involved in blood clotting and scar formation. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is the densest because it contains the highest proportion of protein to lipids. (wikipedia.org)
  • protective
  • When intestinal lining cells absorb phytosterols, in place of cholesterol, they usually excrete the phytosterol molecules back into the GI tract, an important protective mechanism. (wikipedia.org)
  • contributes
  • The structure of the tetracyclic ring of cholesterol contributes to the fluidity of the cell membrane, as the molecule is in a trans conformation making all but the side chain of cholesterol rigid and planar. (wikipedia.org)
  • Central obesity is a key feature of the syndrome, being both a symptom and a cause of it in that the increasing adiposity often reflected in high waist circumference both often results from and often contributes to insulin resistance. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • However, It is not recommended to combine statin medication treatment with certain other cholesterol-lowering medications, particularly fibrates, because this may increase the risk of myopathy-related adverse effects. (wikipedia.org)