Thursday, February 22

A dietitian’s guide to the best foods for lowering your cholesterol levels

More than 1.5 million Australians now have high blood cholesterol, so chances are you know someone whose blood results have returned with a little asterisk when their GP or cardiologist checked their cholesterol levels.

In isolation, elevated cholesterol may not be cause for concern, but high cholesterol levels – in particular high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels – are one of the risk factors for heart disease.

And with heart disease still Australia’s No.1 cause of death, especially for older Australians, why would you not make some dietary changes to help lower your risk?

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the liver and plays a key role in hormone production as well as the natural function of the body’s cells and nervous system.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald