Ever wondered about your cholesterol and what steps you can take to keep it at a good level?

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:

Eating high levels of saturated fats, smoking, having diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension).

being weight appropriate and getting a balance of fats in your diet (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated) plus resistance training combats these issues.

Published by Andrew Shaw

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