Elevated Cholesterol levels Raise the Risk of Coronary Artery Diseases

Elevated levels of blood cholesterol and high blood pressure before the age of 55 significantly raise the risk of contracting coronary artery diseases, Imperial College London has warned.

Scientists at the British college clarified that the close connection between increased systolic blood pressure and heightened low-density lipoprotein (the harmful type of cholesterol) before the age of 55 is strongly associated with an increased risk of coronary artery diseases.

Researchers recommend decreasing cholesterol levels in the blood, a change that involves an overall lifestyle adjustment, which starts by limiting the consumption of saturated fats found in red meat and full-fat dairy products and completely steering clear of hydrogenated oils.

Moreover, Scientists highlight that adopting a balanced diet while consuming omega-3-rich foods, such as salmon, herring, and flaxseeds, can be beneficial in reducing cholesterol levels.

The British researchers recommended the regular and moderate practice of physical activities, while avoiding smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting sufficient sleep.

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