The Cholesterol Conundrum

| 03/04/2016 | 0 Comments More


Cholesterol occurs naturally in the body and plays a vital role in how every cell wall in the body functions.  However, too much cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of coronary heart disease in the UK are due to raised cholesterol levels in the blood, therefore it is very important to eat healthily.  Cholesterol is carried around the body in the blood on proteins called lipoproteins.  A healthy body should have low levels of bad cholesterol (called LDL – Low Density Lipoproteins) and higher levels of good cholesterol (called HDL – High Density Lipoprotiens), as this appears to protect against coronary heart disease by removing excess cholesterol from the blood.  Reducing the saturated fat content of the diet is now considered far more important than cutting down on foods in which cholesterol can be found, such as eggs, liver and kidneys, as a way of preventing and controlling high cholesterol levels in the blood.


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