Cholestrol has recieves a bad reputation in the last few years with Heart Disease on the rise, but there is also good cholestrol in your body. There are two types of Cholestrol, Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) and High density Lipoprotieins (HDL). LDLs are the bad kind which clog up your arteries and slow blood flow. HDLs are the good kind of cholosterol and they break down build up og LDLs and carry them to your Liver to be disposed of. There are a few lifestyle changes that can control to keep your cholestrerol levels healthy.
- Limit Triglycerides
- Stop Smoking
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Slimmer Waist Size
- Increase Physical Activity
Factors that you can not control are:
- Men have a greater chance for heart attacks when they are young and women are after menopause
- Greater risj over 65
- African-Americans, Native Americans, and Mexican Americans as well as some Asian Americans have greater risk than Causcasians.
- If your grandparents had heart disease you are a t a greater risk.
Though you can not change any of the above factors you can make the lifestly changes necessary to limit your risk of getting heart disease.
Click here to read the full article by Tony Rehagen on WebMD.