healthy foodThere are around 51 million Americans that have high cholesterol levels. As you can see on TV, on newspaper ads, or on the internet, there are also millions of suggested ways to lower your cholesterol.

Remember that there are good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL) in the human body. A certain balance between these two helps our body to be in optimal condition.

Too much of the bad cholesterol predisposes one to problems like heart diseases. When you have your blood screened for cholesterol ask your doctor for guidance as what your goal should be. There are the best levels, borderlines, and high risk levels when you read out the laboratory results.

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cup o coffeeA study in Japan links the possibility of drinking coffee to lowering the risks of getting cancer of the mouth or throat.

Proponents from the Tohoku University analyzed the data from a sample population of 38000 that involved people between 40 and 64 years old and who are non-coffee and coffee drinkers with no known history of cancer.

During the 13 year follow-up, 157 cases of mouth, esophagus, and pharynx cancer occurred. The results published on the American Journal of Epidemiology states that those people who drank one or more cups of coffee have a 50% lower risk of incurring cancer. The noted risk reduction included subjects who belonged to the high risk for cancer group like smokers and drinkers.

The researchers did not expect the inverse association of cancer risks with coffee consumption and as well as the effects of coffee drinking to high risk individuals.

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