All about Cholersterol
By:Annette Isssom (7th)
What is cholesterol?
What is LDL?
What is HDL?
Why do doctors monitor the concentrations of LDL and HDL in patients’ blood?
How are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk for heart disease and associated disorders?
What other molecules in a patient’s blood are monitored along with LDL and HDL?
What do the results of a cholesterol test mean? How do patients interpret each value?
How does intake of unsaturated, saturated, and trans fats affect cholesterol levels and overall health?
What Can Patients do to Change the Levels of LDL and HDL in Their Blood?
The two main things a patient can do to change their HDL and LDL levels are have a healthy diet and exercise often! To lower LDL levels, one should eat less saturated fats. To higher HDL levels, one should take in more omega-3 fatty acids. Medication can also help.