Thursday, December 27, 2018

A Closer Look at Weight and Blood Cholesterol

Weight and Blood Cholesterol

A Closer Look at Weight and Blood Cholesterol

Increased weight negatively affects cholesterol levels in the body, as
well as some of the components of cholesterol. Your total cholesterol
level is created from 3 differing kinds of cholesterol: LDL (“bad”

cholesterol), VLDL (a mixture of triglycerides and cholesterol), and
HDL (“good” cholesterol). Each type of cholesterol has a different
function. For heart health, the goal is to decrease cholesterol and

increase HDL cholesterol, since LDL contributes to heart disease risk
and HDL helps protect the heart. Increased weight creates problems
by increasing LDL levels and decreasing HDL levels. It also drives up
triglycerides, another type of fat in the blood. Weight loss improves blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.


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