Why Does Cholesterol Matter? High Cholesterol is a major controllable risk factor for coronary heart disease. Along with other substances, LDL (bad) cholesterol forms plaque that narrows and hardens arteries, which can result in a heart attack or stroke. LDL cholesterol creation is correlated with both genetics and consumption of foods with saturated fat.
Your diet, weight, physical activity and tobacco exposure are key components that affect your cholesterol level. The good news is, you have the ability to lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and heart attack.
September is also recognized as Fruit and Veggies Month. Fruits and vegetables are not only the best source of essential nutrients, but they also reduce the risk of certain diseases and are full of cholesterol lowering antioxidants that will keep you healthy.