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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cholesterol sweeps Greece

It is estimated that a total in Greece close to 3.7 million people have cholesterol and triglyceride values ​​above the normal, ie the total of 1 in 3 Greeks have theme cholesterol. On the one fact is that Greek cuisine is definitely very tasty but very heavy and simultaneously with very high fat. On the other hand, the economic crisis and soaring poverty forces many Greeks to consume necessarily cheap and heavy in fatty foods.
The bad cholesterol is low density lipoproteins (LDL), is the good cholesterol in high density lipoproteins (HDL) and there is the cholesterol found in the very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and is apparently irrelevant. The sum of these three gives the total cholesterol.

According to experts a diet that lowers cholesterol consists of olive oil, fish, poultry, legumes, fruits and vegetables, nuts, dairy products with reduced fat, whole grains, and foods fortified with plant sterols or stanols. With the start who have high cholesterol to eat something specific from these foods there is potential to reduce the LDL cholesterol, but the risk of heart is something more general.
Moreover, all these ingredients have no effect certainly positive, and this means that if all introduced in the daily diet will not achieve a reduction in LDL cholesterol above 20%. But certain foods contain antioxidants and other compounds that affect not only the issue of fat, but can lower blood glucose and insulin, inflammatory markers and blood pressure resulting in an overall improvement to be too important.
However, this is highlighted by physicians is that the diet that one starts with high cholesterol should not be applied only for a few months because in a few months can definitely reduce the LDL, but the risk for heart attack remains visible. Certainly some indicators may start to see some improvement after just one month of starting the diet, but to begin to look substantially results should take about 3 months but continue to diet and later without making the big mistake most people do and stop because by seeing the first positive results are resigned to them.
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