NNA - Many people suffer from high blood cholesterol
levels, one of the most common health problems in the world.
A study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications suggests that like their human counterparts, American crows might be getting high blood cholesterol
from discarded foods, such as cheeseburgers, compared to their rural relatives.
Researchers carrying out the study sampled the blood cholesterol
levels of 140 crow nestlings along an urban-to-rural gradient in California.
Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat (such as poultry) have equal effects on blood cholesterol
levels, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Exactly four years since science 'declared' that red and processed meat can cause cancer, especially in Africa, a new research published on Tuesday suggests that white meat such as poultry also has a harmful effect on blood cholesterol
levels.The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol
levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins.
The percentage of adults aged 20-64 years who had a blood cholesterol
check by a health professional in the past 12 months increased from 58.0% in 2012 to 65.5% in 2017.
But, one major way to do this is to control one's blood cholesterol
ABSTRACT: Background: The increase of blood cholesterol
level is one of the leading factors of atherosclerosis which may leads to heart disease.
Sit Hing Wah said: "In United States, more than 5 years old or obese children suffering from type I or type II diabetes, and all adults over the age of 20 will need regular check up of blood cholesterol
in order to monitor and reduce the potential suffering of future heart disease.
Vegetarians tend to have lower blood cholesterol
concentrations than do non-vegetarians, and so it is only logical that researchers would investigate whether blood lipids would be affected if they placed people on vegetarian diets.
An association between high blood cholesterol
and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than a million patients over a 14-year time period in the United Kingdom.
Normal intake of dietary cholesterol from foods doesn't elevate blood cholesterol
to a point of concern saturated fat does.