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"Cholesterol" isnt always bad!! Lets try and undertsnand it and become heart healthy.

"Cholesterol" isnt always bad!! Lets try and undertsnand it and become heart healthy.
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    • CHOLESTEROL By Healthyidea
    • WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL?• Cholesterol is the Fatty substance found in certain foods as well as manufactured by body.• Important factor in formation of PLAQUE in the blood vessels.• Normal value – 200 mg/dl
    • LIPID PROFILE• Total Cholesterol• LDL (Bad Cholesterol)• HDL ( Good Cholesterol)• Tryglycerides
    • HDL• High density lipoproteins• Good cholesterol• Pick up cholesterol from blood & take them to liver to remove from body• Normal value – 60mg/dl or more• Protective for heart
    • LDL• Low density lipoproteins• Bad cholesterol• Carry more cholesterol & help them get deposited on the walls of arteries• Normal value – less than 100mg/dl• Not protective to heart
    • TRYGLYCERIDES• Free molecules in blood carrying Fats• Flow after meals in blood• Risky for women• Levels increase with diet high in calories ,sugar , alcohol, refined starches• Normal value – below 150mg/dl• Not good for heart
    • ONLY THESE VALUES ARE IMPORTANT ? NO!!!!COMBINE WITH THE RISK FACTORS….
    • PRECAUTIONS WHILE CHECKING LIPID PROFILE• Get it done from assured DOCTOR• Get the results verified from your Doctor• 9-12 hrs of fasting is required• Don’t get carried away with the numbers
    • LOWERING CHOLESTEROL• Healthy Diet• Weight management• Physical activity
    • HEALTHY DIET
    • WEIGHT MANAGEMENT• Less the weight less is the LDL
    • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY• 30 Min everyday to protect yourself!!!!
    • MEDICATION• Doctors advice
    • THANK YOU