Low Fat Diet Does not Mean High Cholesterol Levels are Controlled

Mon, 07 Jun 2010

A low fat diet by itself does not mean that high cholesterol levels are in check.

Given that low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels, also refered to as "bad cholesterol," drop when you are on a low fat diet, high density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as "good cholesterol", drops too.

A German professor, Prof Halle, has discovered that any decline in HDL levels may be countered by frequent endurance exercise .

Prof Halle confirms that exercise can increase HDL levels up to 10 per cent; low intensity exercise like walking without gasping is highly recommended. Cylcing is also great.

You ought to exercise thrice a week, at least 20 minutes every time.

Individuals who have high cholesterol levels ought to see their doctor for specifications as to the levels of exercise they are able to tolerate, as well as to be educated about the risks of heart disease .

In certain cases, medication is needed to combat high LDL cholesterol levels.

Diabetics and those with a coronary heart condition need to exercise and enjoy a low fat diet; they may also need to take medication to lower cholesterol.
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