Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body.
Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood can have an effect on your health.
High cholesterol itself doesn’t usually cause any symptoms, but it increases your risk of serious health conditions.
Cholesterol is carried in your blood by lipoproteins
HDL – referred to as “good cholesterol”, and higher levels are better
LDL – known as “bad cholesterol”
Causes of high cholesterol include:
being weight appropriate and getting a balance of fats in your diet (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated) plus resistance training combats these issues.