Women are to have higher cholesterol-one in four has values higher than the levels recommended by international guidelines, compared with one in five male compatriots. To say it is the data of the Project Heart Institute of Health.
And this is bad because along with smoking, blood pressure, blood glucose, overweight, physical activity, diet, cholesterol is a factor to consider for the health of your heart. Although not to be demonized: is an important element for the functioning of the organism.
Produced by the liver, cholesterol is present in all cells of the human body and in high amounts in the brain, without which they could work. Serves for the synthesis of certain hormones, plays a fundamental role in the production of vitamin D, apparently have the ability to counteract the production of free radicals and to control the development of degenerative diseases. According to the Heart Project, a healthy diet can reduce cholesterol in the blood at a rate between 5 and 10 percent. And if the diet is also associated with a good deal of movement, and one healthy lifestyle you can get even with a decrease of 30 percent.
Following a diet Molecular, by prof. Pier Luigi Rossi, medical specialist Food Science and Preventive Medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of the cardiovascular system, which takes control high cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.