Factors contributing to cholesterol

Published Date: Wednesday, 16th November 2016 | Last Updated: Monday, 24th April 2017
Factors contributing to cholesterol

There are a number of harmful activities we often indulge in, without thinking twice about what they could do to our health. Here are some activities that maybe contributing to our rising cholesterol levels.


Smoking of cigarettes damages the walls of your blood vessels, which makes them accumulate fatty deposits. Moreover, smoking may lower your HDL level or good cholesterol.


Risk of high cholesterol is higher if one’s body mass index (BMI) is 30 or more. Therefore, obesity is a factor we must control at the earliest possible opportunity in order to ensure a fit and healthy life.

Large waist circumference

If a man’s waist circumference is around 40 inches (102 centimeters) and a woman’s is around 35 inches (89 centimeters), they would stand a higher chance of suffering from high cholesterol.

Poor diet

Red meat and full-fat dairy products, which are high in cholesterol, increase our total cholesterol. Furthermore, high cholesterol levels can increase due to consumption of saturated fats found in animal products and trans fats found in certain baked confectioneries

Lack of exercise

A good exercise regime will help improve our body’s HDL level or good cholesterol while lowering the LDL level or bad cholesterol. However, lack of exercise puts us at higher risk of having high cholesterol.


High blood sugar lead to higher LDL cholesterol and lower HDL cholesterol. Moreover, high blood sugar damages our arteries’ lining.

So if you folow an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, or indulge in the above mentioned activities, it is likely that your cholesterol levels could be high and imbalanced. It is best to be aware of one’s health and well being. So if you are already suffering from high cholesterol, get in touch with us on our toll free number 18002660607, and book your free appointment today, and gain freedom from high cholesterol today.

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