Cholesterol facts – CSIRO

Cholesterol facts – CSIRO: “Cholesterol is an essential type of fat that is carried in the blood but too much of it is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Managing your cholesterol by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can help reduce your cholesterol levels. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is an essential type of fat that is carried in the blood. All cells in the body need cholesterol for internal and external membranes. It is also needed to produce some hormones and for other functions. Too much cholesterol in the blood can damage your arteries and lead to heart disease. About ¾ of the cholesterol in your bodies is made in the liver and the rest may come from the types of fats we eat. Your genes will also partly determine what your blood cholesterol levels are as will your diet and lifestyle. Cholesterol itself in food has only a very small effect on blood cholesterol. However eating too much saturated fat may lead to excess cholesterol in the blood stream. Why is high cholesterol a problem? High blood cholesterol is one risk factor for coronary artery disease (heart attacks and angina). If your cholesterol level is 6.5 mmol/L or greater your risk of heart disease is about four times greater than that of a person with a cholesterol level of 4 mmol/L. Not all people with high cholesterol levels get heart disease. About 30 per cent of the community will die from heart disease and most of these will be over 65 years old. Heart disease usually takes 60-70 years to develop, but if you discover your cholesterol level is high you should see your doctor within the next 2-3 months, not necessarily tomorrow. Other risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity. If you have more risk factors it is even more important to keep blood cholesterol levels in check and seek your doctor’s advice.”

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Factbox: Key facts about Islamic State in Libya | Reuters

Factbox: Key facts about Islamic State in Libya | Reuters: “Libyan forces are trying to secure the city of Sirte after ousting Islamic State from its former North African stronghold in a battle that lasted nearly seven months. Here are some facts about Islamic State in Libya: ORIGINS Islamic State drew on existing pockets of militancy in Libya, establishing its first major presence in Derna, an eastern city with a strong Islamist tradition. It also profited from a security vacuum caused by the turmoil that followed Libya’s 2011 revolution, and from 2014 a conflict between loose alliances of armed groups loyal to factions based in Tripoli and the east. In October 2014 militants from al Qaeda-linked group Ansar al-Sharia who largely controlled Derna announced they were transferring their loyalty to Islamic State. Ansar al-Sharia members in several other parts of eastern and central Libya also switched allegiance. Jihadists who returned from fighting in Syria with the Libyan al-Battar battalion also made up part of the jihadist group’s initial presence in Libya. Senior emissaries were sent to the country by Islamic State’s leadership in Iraq, including former leader Abu Nabil al-Anbari, Bahraini preacher Turki Bin Ali, and Saudi national Abu Habib al-Jazrawi.”

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10 Fast Facts About Life Of Former Astronaut John Glenn « CBS New York

10 Fast Facts About Life Of Former Astronaut John Glenn « CBS New York: “NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Here are 10 notable aspects of the life of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John H. Glenn Jr. who died Thursday at age 95: ENDURING MARRIAGE: Glenn married his childhood sweetheart, Anna “Annie” Margaret Castor, in 1943. She survives him. He bought her a diamond engagement ring in 1942 for $125 and it was never replaced. FIGHTER PILOT: John Glenn was a U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean conflict, flying 149 missions. He flew with baseball legend Ted Williams and his plane was riddled with bullets when he flew at low altitude.”

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Dark Roasted Blend: Largest Diesel Engine in the World – The Biggest Ships in the World, Part 3

Dark Roasted Blend: Largest Diesel Engine in the World – The Biggest Ships in the World, Part 3
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BBNET – Real Time Seismicity in Greece for the last 24 hours ( Automatic Alerts )

BBNET – Real Time Seismicity in Greece for the last 24 hours ( Automatic Alerts )
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#Dumptruck hanging on ropes… Real pictores, zero #photoshop!

#Dumptruck hanging on ropes… Real pictores, zero #photoshop!
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