Cholesterol, Risk of Heart Disease

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According to the American Heart Association (AHA), approximately 100 million Americans-that's about one-third of the entire population-have a total cholesterol level of more than 200, a level that increases the risk of heart disease.

Those at greatest risk are the 41 million Americans whose cholesterol is higher than 240. We all need some of this soft, waxy substance found among the fatty substances (lipids) in our body. It is a key ingredient in the formation of body tissues and cell membranes and a component in several hormones. The right kind of cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), actually helps protect from heart disease because it removes excess cholesterol from the blood vessels and other tissues and carries it back to the liver.

However, a high level of total cholesterol, or abnormal levels in the different types of cholesterol, can be a major risk factor for diseases of the heart and circulation. Excessive low-density lipoprotein (LOL), the so-called "bad" cholesterol, is an undisputed major risk factor when it rises above 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood. Triglyceride, another form of fat that comes from food and is also made by your body, may also increase your risk of heart disease and often occur along with high total cholesterol.

Over time, high blood cholesterol (LDL and triglycerides) can build up in your blood vessels, leading to the formation of plaque. This often occurs without symptoms over many years. Disturbance of plaque may abruptly lead to development of a clot in a blood vessel, causing a heart attack or a stroke. Low HOL cholesterol (less than 40 for a man or 50 for a woman) is also a major risk factor. Lowering cholesterol prevents heart disease. High cholesterol can be a major risk factor for diseases of the heart and circulation problems. The right kind of cholesterol actually helps protect from heart disease because it removes excess cholesterol from the blood vessels and other tissues.

Mangosteen juice will help fight the cholesterol battle. It's also likely that certain plants have more cardio-protective and cholesterol regulating properties than others, and one of the top contenders is the fruit mangosteen. Scientists from Australia and Thailand postulated that if mangosteen inhibits oxidation (free radical) damage, then perhaps it could help reduce the oxidation of LDL in the blood. After comparing a number of other xanthones; the researchers found that xanthones from mangos teen were effective inhibitors of LDL oxidation-and suggested they possess therapeutic potential in treating heart disease. While these experiments were performed in vitro (on a glass plate), other studies in animals add further credence to the concept that xanthones have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31