High Cholesterol

Affects from Nutrition and Biomolecules

High and Low Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a white waxy substance that is found in your blood and body cells. It builds up in the walls of your arteries and increases the risk of developing heart disease. There are two types of cholesterol, high cholesterol (HDL) and low cholesterol (LDL). HDL is "good" cholesterol that helps clear access cholesterol from the blood stream. LDL is "bad" cholesterol that tends to form deposits on artery walls.
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Causes of High Cholesterol

Saturated fat in your food can cause an increase in high cholesterol. Cholesterol is present only in animal origin foods. Avoid foods with trans fat which are "bad" fats. Saturated fats are from meats, whole milk, egg yolks, butter, and cheese. Trans fat are found in fried and packaged foods like cookies, crackers, and chips. "Good" fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, for example, vegetable oils, olive, canola, soy, and corn. Being overweight may increase triglycerides and reduce HDL. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. High cholesterol also increases slowly after the age of 20.

Cholesterol Inside The Arteries

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

There are no symptoms of High Cholersterol. To determine if you have high cholesterol a medical diagnosis is required.
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Treatment for High Cholesterol

Treatment for High Cholesterol is medication, a healthy diet, and plenty of exercise.