We have become so obsessed with cholesterol that we forget that it is required by our body for various critical functions including mental health and that it is only excess cholesterol that has the ability to stick to arteries in the heart, the carotid arteries, arteries to the brain, and arteries in the lower limbs.
Cholesterol exists in the body in different forms such as:
- HDL cholesterol: is the ‘good’ cholesterol and it is essential for a healthy heart.
- IDL, LDL and VLDL cholesterol along with triglycerides are commonly related to as ‘bad’ cholesterol due to their inherent risk of causing high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.
Hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol generally refers to high blood levels of all cholesterol types, except HDL cholesterol. High blood cholesterol is associated with an increase in the risk of developing hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart attacks and cerebral stroke. High cholesterol is lowered by following a strict low cholesterol diet, regular exercise, stop smoking and the wilful consumption of certain functional foods. Various functional foods have been understood to reduce the risk of developing hypertension, atherosclerosis, and heart attacks by effectively reducing serum cholesterol.
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