High Blood Cholesterol

Causes and Symptoms

Causes


  • Consistent eating of foods that are high in fat.
  • Lack of Fiber in the diet.


Symptoms


  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol.


Can lead to


  • Heart problems
  • Thickening of the arteries
  • Heart Attacks

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Foods

Avoid


  • Partially Hydrogenated oils.
  • Processed snack foods.
  • Highly marbled meats.


Include


  • Low fat foods.
  • Whole grain.
  • Lean meats.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables.

Cholesterol Levels

If your total cholesterol is less than 200 mg/dl, then it is optimal ,200-239 mg/dl is borderline high, and above 240 mg/dl is risky.

Citations

Pictures:

Denholm, Deirdre. "What Are Processed Foods - ThinkDiet.com." ThinkDietcom What Are Processed Foods Comments. Think Diet, 28 Mar. 2014. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.


Scott. "What Are the Best Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally?" Today I Found Out. Today I Found Out, 28 Feb. 2013. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.


Wiederspiel, Alex. "New Program Provides More Fresh Produce Access for WIC Recipients." WV MetroNews. Metro News, 23 Aug. 2015. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.


Information:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. "High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need To Know." - NHLBI, NIH. NIh, May 2001. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.