Our heart is a muscle that generates the force that propels blood throughout our vascular system. The heart requires a constant supply of oxygen, fuel and has its own private blood supply, the coronary arteries, which circulate around the heart. Atherosclerosis is the technical term for a dangerous condition of heart disease that develops when… Continue reading Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease
We might think that we know all about the a-z of cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol, HDL (High Density Lipoproteins), LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) the “bad” cholesterol, triglycerides, the healthy cholesterol levels and which kind of food to consume, good fats, bad fats etc. But why keeping a healthy cholesterol level is still so difficult? Where’s… Continue reading Misunderstanding Cholesterol
We may all understand that high cholesterol isn’t good for our health, but do we know the factors which might raised our cholesterol levels? There are a few factors which can trigger a high cholesterol levels, such as age, diet, diseases, gender, genetics, lifestyle and weight. ~ Age: High cholesterol becomes more common as we… Continue reading What Are The Risk Factors for High Cholesterol?