Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Healthy Talk By Dnyanada Chitle

HEALTHY TALK: By Health Experts

Healthy Talk... is a new series of articles we are introducing, where qualified, professional health experts will write for us on everything about “Health, Lifestyle, Fitness, Diet, Wellness”
The first one in this series is,  Ms Dnyanada Chitale, who is the professional Dietitian /Nutrition Consultant,  presently into her own private practice.
From Lifestyle news4you, I am delighted to introduce her to you as our first contributor. This week she is talking about monster called High Cholesterol and possible prevention.   
Why do people show high cholesterol levels? Why Cholesterol is a serious health issue
By Dnyanada Chitle      
Several drugs and diseases can bring about high cholesterol, but, for most people, a high-fat diet and inherited risk factors may be the main causes.  
Weight: Excess weight may modestly increase your LDL (bad) cholesterol level. If you are overweight and have a high LDL cholesterol level, losing weight may help you lower it. Weight loss especially helps to lower triglycerides and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
Physical activity/exercise: Regular physical activity help lower triglycerides and raise HDL cholesterol levels.
Alcohol use: Moderate (3-4 drinks a week) alcohol intake increases HDL (good) cholesterol but does not lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Doctors don't know for certain whether alcohol also reduces the risk of heart disease. Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver and heart muscle, lead to high blood pressure, and raise triglyceride levels. Because of the risks, alcoholic beverages should not be used as a way to prevent heart disease.
Mental stress: Stress raises blood cholesterol levels over the long term.
Heredity: Your  genes play a role in influencing your LDL cholesterol level.
This is the second part of Healthy Talk By Dnyanada Chitle.    Next week, we will be back with more questions on your health concerns for her expert opinions.   
For private consultation on a specific health issue, please feel free to call her on Mob: 9869652627   for her appointment.  
See you next week. Till then...  
Believe in prevention
Stay Healthy. Stay Well. And Stay Happy. Always.

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