December 30, 1987 |
Leonard Bukofsky of Northridge never made the trip to Las Vegas he and his wife were packing for a year ago. But he still got lucky. Doctors were able to save the life of the 50-year-old company vice president, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack just before the trip. His cholesterol level was so high then, doctors would not tell him what it was. Since then, Bukofsky's cholesterol rate has dropped to a healthy level, and he and his family of six have changed their diet to one low in fat and cholesterol.
September 6, 1989 |
Time was when you could send anyone old enough to cross the street to the store for mayonnaise. Your choices were limited to brand and size, and most of the time only size mattered! But no more - now even the most savvy shopper can come home with the wrong thing without careful label-reading. Mayo manufacturers responded to our desire for reduced-calorie mayonnaise and salad dressings, so we've become used to picking up that familiar jar of mayonnaise that is 60 calories or less per tablespoon (vs. 100 calories for the regular stuff)
March 15, 1989 |
Q. Both my husband and I are watching our cholesterol and would appreciate an answer to this question: As far as cholesterol content is concerned, how does veal rate as compared to beef pork and lamb? - Mary Libkin Chicago, Ill. A. A 3 1/2-ounce serving of roast beef has 65 to 82 mg. of cholesterol; a 3 1/2-ounce serving of lean roast leg of lamb has 88 mg.; a 3 1/2-ounce lean pork chop has 99 mg; and a 3 1/2-ounce serving of veal cutlet has 100 mg. cholesterol. In other words, although there's not that great a difference among them, veal and pork have the most, then lamb, then beef.
December 9, 1987 |
Following routine medical exams, lots of people are shocked to find that their lab tests put them in the company of cholesterol-watchers. All of a sudden, eggs are virtually off limits - not simply eggs for breakfast but also for main courses, side dishes, sauces and desserts made with large quantities of whole eggs. It's the yolk that provides the most cholesterol: 272 mg, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is the most concentrated cholesterol source you'll find in the supermarket.
March 10, 1986 |
Customers at fast-food restaurants who order chicken, fish and french fries may be eating as much artery-clogging cholesterol as if they had consumed a helping of beef, it was reported yesterday. Many restaurants fry low-cholesterol chicken and fish in beef tallow - fat trimmed from meat cuts and rendered into shortening, the April issue of Science Digest said. The magazine commissioned Dr. Frank Sacks of the Harvard Medical School to analyze chicken, fish and french fries served at McDonald's, Burger King, Howard Johnson's and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
June 16, 2009 |
Two years ago, Chuck Jones of Yardley had high cholesterol, but his medicine caused severe leg cramps that routinely ruined his sleep. Since participating in a clinical trial of red yeast rice, a supplement taken in China for centuries, Jones has gotten his cholesterol under control. And within a week of starting the rice, "the pain was gone," the 59-year-old chemist said. For Jones and most other "statin-intolerant" patients, red yeast rice combined with a heart-healthy diet and exercise helped lower bad "LDL" cholesterol, concludes a small study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
June 23, 1988 |
Of 750 Delaware County residents who were tested recently for blood pressure and cholesterol, 75 percent of them had cholesterol levels above what is medically desirable and 48 percent had high blood pressure. In both categories, women had the highest risk percentage, according to Kathy Scullin, a hospital spokeswoman. Scullin added that 99 percent of the tested residents were white. "I must point out, however, that although women constitute the highest percent of risk, most of them were between 50 and 70 years of age," Scullin added.
January 18, 1989 |
First, we counted calories. Then we began considering cholesterol content in the foods we eat. Now we worry about the cholesterol in our kids' diet, too. Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in some foods that can collect in blood vessels, inhibiting the flow of blood. The liver also manufactures a certain amount of cholesterol that is necessary for healthy cell membranes, development of the spinal cord covering and the production of hormones. Adults with high cholesterol levels have increased risk of heart disease.
November 18, 1995
So Thanksgiving barrels down, and with it the annual harvest of 800 numbers to put the novice (or panic-stricken) in touch with the secrets of preparing the centerpiece of the occasion - a bird that was around, of course, long before the birth of Alexander Graham Bell. We've been given to muse of late whether this is progress - being able to telephone for turkey help. What happened to the genetic material from the Massachusetts Bay Colony? Or learning at Mom's knee? Or, doggone it, that most American of traditions - winging it?
July 11, 1997 |
In what could be a breakthrough in cholesterol research, scientists from the National Institutes of Health announced yesterday that they had isolated a gene responsible for a rare and fatal childhood disease. The discovery, after a search of more than 20 years, may help researchers better understand and treat atherosclerosis, the cholesterol buildup that hardens arteries and can lead to heart disease, strokes and kidney failure. "Heart attack and stroke are the biggest killers in Western society," said Dr. Peter Pentchev, a scientist at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.