Most people are mindful of the hazards that being over weight can present. The majority of us have been given facts on how being overweight can badly harm our bodies. Much of the information regarding overweight and poor health typically revolves about the danger to internal organs. And when we speak about internal bodily functions, on the list of major risks in being over weight is the development of high cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a major part of adipose in the blood. It is carried by proteins, a kind of which is referred to as low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Low-density lipoproteins are commonly known as bad cholesterol due to its correlation with blood vessel disorders. The more bad cholesterol you have in your blood, the more you at risk of getting cardiovascular diseases, such as cardiac illnesses and cerebrovascular accident.
High LDL levels can be an inherited trait, but are more likely to be brought about by diet. People who eat foods heavy in saturated fats in particular are more inclined to have higher LDL levels than people who consume only moderate or small amounts of saturated fats. Despite the fact that having excess weight does not automatically mean you get it from fatty foods, after a while continuous consumption of these foods will result to weight gain. And it doesn’t matter if the cause of weight gain is from fatty foods or not, those who are fat usually have more bad cholesterol than their slimmer counterparts.
Overweight people often don’t have enough HDL (high-density lipoprotein), or what is referred to as good cholesterol and their triglycerides are often too high. They may also have an abundance of bad cholesterol. In addition, being overweight raises the chances of getting hypertension and diabetes, which are both linked with cardiac problems.
People who are obese are suggested to have their cholesterol levels checked, and for them to stay on a healthy diet, more exercise, and to take anti-bad cholesterol medicines.
Weight loss if you are fat can reduce bad cholesterol levels and is particularly vital to those who have high levels of triglycerides, low levels of good cholesterol, and those whose waist measurements are bigger than 40 inches for males and bigger than 35 inches for females.
Pursue weight loss if necessary. Losing just 5 lbs to 10 lbs (2.3 kg to 4.5 kg) can lower your cholesterol and triglycerides. Weight loss can prevent hypertension as well.
Daily exercise is advised to everybody. It can help raise HDL and lower LDL and is especially important for those with high triglyceride and/or low HDL levels.
Your body weight is decided by a combination of factors as well, such as your diet and your lifestyle. Being too fat might possibly encourage heart and circulatory problems when your body mass index is more than what is normal; 32% for females and 25% for males.
Putting on the weight thanks to bulkier muscles caused by weight-lifting and eating plenty of protein foods does not necessarily lead to cholesterol issues, always provided that these are lean proteins.