Sunday, August 8, 2010

Early cholesterol problems spell trouble for middle-aged arteries

"Researchers say too much cholesterol isn't safe - at any age. And a recent study suggests it really does matter what you eat and how much you exercise in your 20s and 30s. How come? A heart-healthy diet and regular exercise can lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. That's the stuff that can really clog up arteries that feed the heart. And, it turns out, the clogging process starts early. So it's never too soon to start being nicer to your heart. Seems obvious, right? But researchers say the medical community hasn't fully appreciated the consequences of high cholesterol during young adulthood. Now, though, a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine sheds some interesting light on how plaques build up" - GBP News

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