Diet, Metabolic rate and Cholesterol

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  • Diet, Metabolic rate and Cholesterol
    • Metabolic Rate
      • Metabolic Rate is the chemical reactions taking place in your cells
      • The greater the proportion of muscle to fat in the body, the higher the metabolic rate is likely to be.
      • Metabolic rate can be affected by your genes, which you inherit from your parents
      • One gram of fat releases almost twice as much as one gram of carbohydrate, or one gram of protein
      • Proteins aren't usually a major source of energy for the body because they are used for more important functions of growth and repair
    • Diet
      • Balanced Diets
        • Carbohydrates
        • Fats
        • Vitamins
        • Minerals
    • Cholesterol
      • A high level of cholesterol in the blood increases the risk of developing plaques in the walls of the arteries
      • Sometimes a clot blocks one of the arteries that takes oxygenated blood to the heart muscle. This causes a heart attack - the muscle cannot work so the heart can't beat properly
      • Eating saturated fats (animal products) raises blood cholesterol levels.
      • Unsaturated fats (plants) seem to lower blood cholesterol level.
      • Some people's bodies are better than the others at keeping low levels of cholesterol in their blood. They have inherited this.
      • Cholesterol is carried in your blood LDL is bad and can cause heart disease. HDL is good and can help protect against disease.


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