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The Facts About Cholesterol!
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat like substance that occurs naturally in your body. It plays a vital role in how every cell works throughout the body. But having too much cholesterol in your blood increases your risk of heart disease.
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)
What are the long term benefits of regular exercise?
- Lower resting blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol levels
A typical GCSE question on cholesterol!
A) Food high in unsaturated fats (e.g sunflower oil, nuts)
B) Foods high in soluble fibre
C) Foods high in saturated fat (e.g butter, crisps)
D) Moderate exercise
Even if you are unsure in the exam you should be able to work out the answer by looking at the food examples.