A device that clicks selfies to check CHOLESTEROL levels


There’s a new device that allows you to use your iPhone to determine your cholesterol level in a minute. Developed by engineers at Cornell, the Smartphone Cholesterol Application for Rapid Diagnostics, also known as the “smartCARD,” aims to replace more complicated cholesterol-testing systems. As www.News-Medical.Net explains, the engineers “created a smartphone accessory that optically detects biomarkers in a drop of blood, sweat or saliva.”

So think of it as a biological selfie, since you still have to draw bodily fluids and place them on the device’s test strip. It seems easy enough to use, though: It looks kind of like a smartphone credit card reader and it clamps over the phone’s camera. It comes with a built-in flash to illuminate the test strip within the device, and a minute after you take your “selfie,” the results appear on the screen.

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For now, the test only measures total cholesterol, but the engineers are working to break it down into categories that would include “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol. They’re also developing a similar system to measure Vitamin D levels.


It's important to keep your cholesterol levels within healthy limits. And if you have other risk factors for developing heart disease, you need to be even more careful — especially with your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol level.


Interpreting your cholesterol numbers http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/cholesterol/cholesterol-levels-what-numbers-should-you-aim-for-1

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Steps to reduce the high Cholesterol and Type-2 Diabetes levels.

This advice will safe a life.


Cholesterol is a type of fat made by your liver. Some cholesterol comes from the food that you eat. Foods that come from animals - such as eggs, meat and dairy products - have cholesterol in them. Foods that come from plants don't have cholesterol.


Cholesterol travels through the blood in different types of packages called lipoproteins. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) deliver cholesterol to the body, and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) remove cholesterol from the bloodstream

Too much LDL cholesterol is bad for the body because it builds up in the arteries, while the HDL form is good because it helps remove cholesterol from the bloodstream. It's the balance between the different forms of cholesterol that tells you what your cholesterol level means.


Risk factors for cardiovascular or heart disease

·  Being a man of 45 years and woman of 55 years of age or older

·  Having parents, grandparent or sibling who had heart disease before age 55 to 65

·  Having a parent, grandparent or sibling who had heart disease before age 65

·  Smoking

·  Having high blood pressure

·  Having diabetes

·  Having a total cholesterol: HDL cholesterol ratio above 4

·  Having an LDL cholesterol level above 2.0 mmol/L (with other risk factors)

·  Having an HDL cholesterol below 1.0 mmol/L

·  Being very overweight - excess waistline fat (102cm for men and 88cm for women)

·  Having already had a stroke or a heart attack

·  Not exercising

·  Metabolic syndrome

·  Being on hormone replacement therapy for more than 5 years


What should my cholesterol level be? Your doctor will measure your cholesterol level.

·  An LDL cholesterol level of less than 3.0 mmol/L is best

·  An HDL above 1.0 mmol/L is best

·  If your risk is low, your LDL cholesterol should be less than 5.0 mmol/L and total cholesterol HDL-C ratio should be less than 6.0

·  If your risk is moderate, your LDL cholesterol should be less than 3.5 mmol/ and total cholesterol HDL-C ratio should be less than 5

·  If your risk is high, your LDL cholesterol should be less than 2.0 mmol/L and total cholesterol HDL-C ratio should be less than 4.0

·  An HDL cholesterol level of less than 1.0 mmol/L means you're at higher risk for heart disease.

·  If you have diabetes, your LDL should be less than 2.0 mmol/L.

·  If you've already had a heart attack your LDL needs to be less than 2.0 mmol/L.


What can I do to improve my cholesterol level?

·         a healthy diet, quit smoking, reduce the intake of alcohol

·         if you are overweight and exercise


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Suggestions: Eat more of these foods:

·  Omega-3 fatty acids from fish and plant source

·  Fish, poultry without the skin, lean beef

·  Skim or low-fat milk

·  Egg whites

·  Steamed vegetables

·  Baked potatoes

·  Clear soups

·  Unsaturated vegetable oils: corn, canola, sesame, sunflower, olive, soybean

·  Graham crackers, animal crackers, fig bars, vanilla wafers, lady fingers

·  Pretzels, air-popped popcorn, bagels, English muffins

·  Pancakes or cereal with low-fat milk

·  Fruit


Eat less of these foods

·               Sausage, organ meats (like liver)

·               Whole milk

·               Ice cream

·               Egg yolks

·               Buttered or fried vegetables

·               French fries, Potato chips

·               Creamed soups

·               Saturated fats: butter, coconut oil, palm oil, lard, bacon fat

·               Cheesecake

·               Pastries, doughnuts

·               Refined carbohydrates and sugar

·               Eggs and bacon


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See more at: A document from The College of Family Physicians http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=1364#sthash.Z2P7MYUW.dpuf






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Statistics to be concerned about – OBESITY

Canada, like many nations, is in the midst of an epidemic of overweight and obesity.  During 2013, nearly 60% of adult Canadians are either overweight or obese.  United States is slightly more and Mexico is even higher.

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There has been a dramatic increase in unhealthy weights in children.  In 1978, only 15% of children were overweight or obese.  By 2007, Statistics Canada found that 29% of adolescents had unhealthy weights.  Most adolescents DO NOT outgrow this problem (so called baby fat)  in fact, many continue to gain excess weight.  If current trends continue, by 2040, up to 70% of adults aged 40 years will be either overweight or obese.

Adults who have unhealthy weights are at increased risk of heart disease, cancer, strokes and type-2 diabetes.  In 2005, the total cost of obesity to Canadians was $4.3 billion; $1.8 billion in indirect healthcare costs, and $2.5 billion in indirect costs.  Affected adults may die up to 3 to 7 years earlier than counterparts with a healthy weight.

The resultant toll in dollar's cost and lives lost is a call for action.  Obesity is difficult to reverse and public health measures must include effective prevention beginning in childhood as well as treatment.

 Doctors suggest these FOUR steps:

  1. FIVE fruits and vegetables each day
  2. Limit to 2 hours of electronic screen exposure (any screen)
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  4. ZERO sugar sweetened beverage

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