Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance necessary to make hormones and vitamin D, and to help you digest food. Your body produces cholesterol, and it’s also in some foods.
The human body uses cholesterol to build cells, but too much can put you at risk of heart disease.
Important numbers to know are total cholesterol, HDL or good cholesterol which is the bad cholesterol eater, LDL or bad cholesterol that build plaques, and triglycerides that are blood fats.
Why might healthy lifestyle choices wipe out 90% of our risk for having a heart attack, whereas drugs may only reduce risk by 20% to 30%?
This video will answer the question and takes a look at ideal LDL cholesterol levels.
The video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.
Please seek out a professional if you need help.
If you care about health, please read studies about cholesterol that could accurately predict heart attack and stroke, and common cholesterol-lowering drug that could help you live longer.
Source: NutritionFacts.org (Shared via CC-BY)