Medical News Today: Cholesterol levels: What they mean and keeping them healthy
|Medical News Today: Cholesterol levels: What they mean and keeping them healthy||Darrell Miller||03/14/17|
March 14, 2017 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Medical News Today: Cholesterol levels: What they mean and keeping them healthy
Have you ever thought about what Cholesterol really is? Cholesterol is in our diets when we eat animal products. When we eat animal products our liver increases the production of Cholesterol. There are many terms we hear when talking about Cholesterol: LDL, HDL, VLDL and total cholesterol levels. Cholesterol impacts heart health.A simple blood test can show you what your levels are and as we get older it is important to talk to your doctor about your levels.
- Healthy levels of cholesterol allow the body to produce and maintain the right amounts of vitamin D and hormones and also helps with digestion.
- Cholesterol can also be found in foods, such as meat, poultry, and full-fat dairy products.
- However, high levels of cholesterol can have negative health effects, which your doctor may want to test for.
"Having the correct cholesterol levels helps the body to produce and maintain the right amounts of vitamin D and hormones, and helps with digestion."