Cholesterol, Salt and Statins

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What is cholesterol?
A substance made in the liver
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Where is cholesterol found?
In the blood
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What does the amount of cholesterol depend on?
Diet and Inherited factors
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High levels of cholesterol increase risk of...
Disease in the heart and blood vessels
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What are the 2 types of lipoprotein that carries cholesterol around the body?
Low density (LDLs) and High density (HDLs)
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LDLs are bad and can cause...
Heart disease
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HDLs are...
good
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Balancing these is important to having a _______ heart
Healthy
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Saturated fats _________ blood cholesterol levels
Increase
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Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats may help to...
reduce blood cholesterol levels and to improve the balance between LDLs and HDLs
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What can too much salt in a diet lead to?
Increased blood pressure
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Processed food contains a high proportion of...
Fat and/or salt
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Statins are a new group of drugs used to lower what?
Blood cholesterol levels
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What are potential problems of statins?
They may encourage people to continue eating unhealthy foods rather than following a healthy diet to reduce their cholesterol
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High levels of cholesterol increase risk of...

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