Your cholesterol is too high. Well, perhaps not specifically you, but thousands of Britons have this news broken to them by doctors every day. We all have an amount of this special type of fat in our blood. It is essential for many bodily functions, but most of us – 60 per cent – have too much.
cholesterol is a key factor in developing heart disease, which claims
three times more lives than breast cancer and twice as many as lung
cancer. The good news is that lowering your cholesterol is the biggest
thing you can do to reduce your risk.
something TV personality Gabby Logan, for one, is keen to promote. ‘A
key risk factor for heart disease is high cholesterol but you can
protect yourself with simple changes to lifestyle and diet,’ says Gabby,
who is supporting the British Heart Foundation Love Your Heart
campaign. But just how can you do this? Much of
the health advice on the matter, including that on the NHS Eat Well
site, is vague, leading to many misconceptions and myths.
can diet alone be used to bring down high cholesterol – or should we
leave it all to statins? The answer for very many people is yes, you CAN
reduce your levels significantly through making changes in your diet.
Should we stop eating eggs? Aren’t they high in cholesterol? In fact,
the answer is no. No food is prohibited, so you can still eat cheese,
red meat and chocolate, within the limits of a low-fat diet.
Source - Daily Mail