Top 5 most popular myths about cholesterol: “not as dangerous as it seemed”

Топ-5 самых популярных мифов про холестерин: "не такой опасный, как казалось"

Cholesterol is not the cause of atherosclerosis, it is impossible to overeat, and it can rise and skinny women

Questions about cholesterol answered nutritionist, member of the European Association for the study of obesity Ludmila Denisenko and Julia Sharupich, cardiologist KNP “CDC Shevchenko district.

Топ-5 самых популярных мифов про холестерин: "не такой опасный, как казалось"

Let us examine the top 5 myths about cholesterol.

MYTH 1: THE EXCESS OF CHOLESTEROL IS TO BLAME FOR OBESITY

In fact, the emergence of excess weight gain and increased cholesterol levels — a completely independent state.

The other thing is that often obesity and hypercholesterolemia occur simultaneously. But just because these problems have a number of common provocateurs leading to their emergence. This, in particular, the unhealthy state of the intestinal flora and excess technologically processed products in the diet. Remove the instigators and health status improve, and the weight slowly starts to go away.

MYTH 2: THE EXCESS OF CHOLESTEROL IN THE DIET IS DANGEROUS

Of course, it is better not to test the strength of your liver — cholesterol foods, by definition, also a fat.

But! The main thing is, and the fact that actually 80% of the liver produces cholesterol itself, and only 20% it takes from food. Therefore, the increase in the level of cholesterol in the blood is primarily the handiwork of an unhealthy liver. And need to diagnose, and if necessary to adjust precisely its function.

MYTH 3: DANGEROUS PRODUCTS SHOULD BE REMOVED

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The cholesterol in the body is actually very fit: he uses it in the synthesis of many hormones and vitamin D; during and after inflammatory diseases; cholesterol is responsible for the absorption of such fat soluble vitamins as A, E, D, K; it plays an important role in the functioning of the nervous and immune systems; participates in normal gelceutical, and crucial for growth.

MYTH 4: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES DERIVE IT FROM THE BODY

The assertion that cellulose and pectin holds the molecules of cholesterol, and then this “insoluble complex” is displayed, — folklore. Another thing that fruits and vegetables improve metabolism and make the digestive tract, particularly the liver and intestines, and therefore heals the whole body. This process is, however, slow: you need the daily use of 300 g of vegetables and fruits, and as much as 6-12 months.

Топ-5 самых популярных мифов про холестерин: "не такой опасный, как казалось"

MYTH 5: HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA SKINNY FOLK ARE NOT THREATENED

Intestinal health depends on the quality of food, and it can limp people have with any weight. And most importantly: high cholesterol can be written in the genes, i.e. to be innate. And change the genetic code of the medicine can not, at least for now.

 

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