Cholesterol (chole- bile and stereos- solid) is a type of lipid (fat) in your blood. It is vital for the body as it is required to build and maintain cell membranes and acts as a precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, bile acids, and vitaminD.
Diagnosis & Prevention
Triglycerides are a kind of fat found in your blood and fat tissues. Triglycerides are not cholesterol, but are commonly measured along with cholesterol.
Your blood cholesterol level is directly related to various heart diseases. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart attack.
Sedentary Lifestyle: Exercise plays a vital role in increasing your body’s HDL levels and decreasing LDL levels. People who do not exercise at a regular basis and spend most of their time sitting/lying down can have significantly higher levels of LDL.
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