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How Cholesterol Triglyceride Cause Artery Plaque Buildup - Articles Surfing
You need to know about cholesterol triglyceride because it is this cholesterol that will cause give you a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Triglycerides are part of the cholesterol picture that is not talked about very much and are extremely dangerous for your health. And, they come from the fat that you eat every day.
Cholesterol triglyceride is a lipid, which is a type of fat. This fat is used by every body cell in its membrane structure and in your brain. When cholesterol triglyceride combines with protein a new chemical is created called 'lipoproteins', which flows through your blood.
As lipoproteins circulate in your arteries, they tend to deposit their fat on your artery walls. This process is always occurring, but the problem is when you have high cholesterol triglyceride you create high lipoproteins. The result is you deposit more fat on your artery walls than normal.
Clinical studies show that people with high cholesterol triglyceride are more prone to heart disease. So why don't you hear about triglyceride instead of just HDL and LDL cholesterol. The reason is that there aren't any drugs that can lower cholesterol triglyceride, so doctors don't often discuss this part of the cholesterol picture.
So to reduce your susceptibility for heart disease, you need to reduce your cholesterol triglyceride. How do you know if yours is high? You need a blood test and need to talk with a doctor about your results.
Here is a list of some of the damage high cholesterol triglyerides can do:
At 200 ml/dl your risk for coronary artery disease doubles
At 200 ml/dl and HDL less than 40 mg/dl your risk for coronary artery disease is four times greater.
At 200 ml/dl women have a higher risk of artery disease than men
If you have diabetes, you are more prone to higher triglyceride levels
High triglyceride levels make you prone to kidney and pancreas diseases
Now, to have lower triglyceride levels, you can change some of your diet habits. I always recommend you change them gradually as you learn about good eating habits..
Here are two ways to control triglyerides:
Exercise regularly ' the way you exercise makes a difference on your cholesterol triglyceride level. Instead of a straight 30 minutes brisk exercise do three 10 minutes brisk exercises during the day. By adding some resistive exercise, you gain more benefits for your heart and bones.
Diet - Eat a balanced diet that's low in sugar, simple carbohydrates, and processed foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables to get the fiber. Fiber will help you keep your cholesterol triglyerides low. Fiber will trap excess cholesterol as it is released into the colon through your gallbladder and moved out in your stools. The less fiber there is in the colon the more cholesterol is reabsorbed back into the body through your colon walls.
There you have it, concentrate your efforts on keeping your cholesterol triglyerides low by eating less processed fats, less processed foods, exercising throughout the day, and eating more fiber.
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