Tuesday, October 12, 2004
If you know the answer to the following, please email me or use the tagboard, because I'm curious.
If you donate blood, will that lower your cholesterol? My first thought was no, but then as I thought about it, you are taking blood (with cholesterol) out of your body, and your body is going to produce new blood to replace it. Won't that new blood be free of cholesterol? Now granted, if you continue the same eating habits, the cholesterol would become the same, but say you were starting to reduce the amount of cholesterol that you took into your body. Wouldn't the net result of donating blood and producing new blood result in having lower cholesterol without the donation?