Cholesterol 膽固醇管理

Cholesterol in the body plays a few significant functions, including of building healthy cells membranes and generating sex hormones for proper development and synthesizing vitamin D. However, a high level of cholesterol can cause plaques building up in the blood which raises the risks of coronary heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Unfortunately, a person with high cholesterol will not be able to detect any symptoms of this condition without a blood test. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death, and stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the USA. High cholesterol can be due to genetics, but often it is the result of an unhealthy lifestyle. Fortunately, adopting a healthier lifestyle including a healthy diet and daily exercise can effectively lower cholesterol and the associated risks.

人體中的膽固醇在我們的身體起著重要的作用,包括製造健康的細胞膜,產生正常發育所必需的性激素荷爾蒙, 並合成維生素D。 然而,膽固醇過高可導致血液中的斑塊積聚,提高罹患冠心病、心髒病和中風的風險。 不幸的是,如果不驗血,一個有高膽固醇的人是無法檢測到任何相關症狀的。 根據美國心髒病協會,心髒病在美國是導致死亡的第一位,而中風則排在第五位。 高膽固醇可能是遺傳因素,但往往是不健康的生活方式所致的。 幸運的是,採納更健康的生活方式,包括健康飲食和日常運動,可以有效降高膽固醇及相關風險。

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