Overweight Often Leads To An Increase In Cholesterol And Diabetes – Part 1 of 3
Overweight Often Leads To An Increase In Cholesterol And Diabetes. Advances in medical study have made it easier than ever to lower dangerous cholesterol levels. A genre of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins have proven particularly effective, reducing the risk for heart-related death by as much as 40 percent in people who have already suffered a heart attack, said Dr Vincent Bufalino, president and prime executive of Midwest Heart Specialists and a spokesman for the American Heart Association. “People have said we need them in the drinking water because they are just so effective in lowering cholesterol”.
But he and other doctors notify that when it comes to controlling cholesterol and enjoying overall health, nothing beats lifestyle changes, such as a heart-friendly diet and regular exercise. “Once we became a fast-food generation, it’s just too steady to order it at the first window, pick it up at the second window and eat it on the way to soccer. We need to get you to change now or you’re going to end up as one of these statistics”.
Folks with high cholesterol often are overweight, and if they deal with their cholesterol through medication only, they licence themselves open to such other chronic health problems as diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis, said Alice Lichtenstein, director and senior scientist at the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. The regard of controlling cholesterol solely through medication is “an distressing point of view”.
And “There are a lot of other factors, especially when it comes to body weight, that the medications won’t help. The idea that ‘I’ll just take medications’ isn’t a very healthy option, especially for the long term”. That verge of view seems to be bolstered by new evidence that using cholesterol-lowering drugs won’t necessarily help a person who hopes to avoid heart disease.
British researchers who pooled and re-analyzed details from 11 cardiovascular studies found that taking statins did not reduce cardiac deaths among people who had not developed heart disease. The finding has been questioned, however, by some medical experts, who note that the research did come on an overall reduction in cholesterol levels linked to statin use. “I have to tell you that belies a lot of the other science,” Bufalino said of the study.