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  1. 1. How to Lower Cholesterol<br />Levels<br />
  2. 2. eMedToday<br />eMedToday is an online publisher of information related to health and wellness<br />Our intent is to help people to understand important health issues<br />eMedToday is supervised by Graham Player Ph.D. (Health Sciences) who is an internationally recognized author of several books on health<br />Our topic today is Cholesterol<br />2<br /><br />
  3. 3. Background<br />3<br />We often hear information from dietitians and physicians concerns about improper eating habits<br />Lower Cholesterolis a key objective they recommend for maintaining health<br />Many articles are written about health, wellness and Cholesterol<br />Information about Cholesterol gives us details on how we endow ourselves for healthy living<br /><br />
  4. 4. Lower Cholesterol Levels<br />Cholesterol is a serious health problemtoday with over 100 million Americans having high Cholesterol <br />Having the right informationis the key to correcting high Cholesterol.<br />Here we will give insights on Lower Cholesterol Levels<br />4<br /><br />
  5. 5. What is Cholesterol?(1)<br />Cholesterol is a lipid found in the cell membranesof our tissues produced by the liver<br />The bad type of Cholesterol is the low-density lipoprotein (LDL)which in excess can become deposited on the walls or our arteries<br />The good type of Cholesterol is the high density lipoprotein (HDL) which helps to reduce the levels of (LDL)<br />The optimum ratioof between these types of Cholesterol should be 3.5 at least less than 5<br />5<br /><br />
  6. 6. What is Cholesterol?(2)<br />Cholesterol in our body comes from two sources<br />About 70% of what we need is manufactured by the liverand the remainder comes from our diet<br />We obtain the dietary Cholesterol from animal products and dairy products<br />A diet with a high content of these products can have the effect to raise our Cholesterol beyond optimum levels<br />It is the fat in animal and dairy productsthat contain most of the Cholesterol<br />6<br /><br />
  7. 7. What is Cholesterol?(3)<br />Fats are two types - saturated and unsaturated<br />Saturated fatsare the ones that raise (LDL)Cholesterol Levels<br />Another bad type of fat is called trans fat. This is manufactured fat created through a process called hydrogenation. Example: margarine<br />Unsaturated fats (polyunsaturated/monounsaturated) help us maintain healthy Cholesterol levels<br />Polyunsaturated fats come in two types - Omega 3 and Omega 6<br />Omega 3 and Omega 6 are known as essential fatswhich are important to our body<br />Omega 6 is found in vegetable oils; Omega 3 is found in fish<br />7<br /><br />
  8. 8. Recommendation <br /><ul><li>American Heart Association recommends intake of total fat to between 25 to 35%, saturated fat to less than 7% and intake of trans fat to less than 1%
  9. 9. Lifestyle changeshelp in management and maintenance of lower Cholesterol Levels
  10. 10. These include changing diet, losing weight, exercising and quitting smoking
  11. 11. Treatments and drugs are available for lowering Cholesterol; however drugs in general can be avoided by adopting a healthy lifestyle</li></ul>8<br /><br />
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