Too much cholesterol causes a thickening of the walls of arteries (atherosclerosis), which promotes the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, which will clog the arteries, myocardial exhibitor or a stroke. But what should you know about other cholesterol? Test your knowledge. 1) The determination of total cholesterol screening is sufficient: True. (But according to your antecedents, your doctor may prescribe a dosage more complete.) 2) The determination of good cholesterol is required before treatment. True. (It helps to determine the objective to lower cholesterol.) 3) The eggs, it is bad for cholesterol. False. (You can eat up to 6 eggs a week.) 4) Must eat: Less fat. Less than animal fats. (While preferring the good fats vegetable, rich in omega-3.) 5) The omega-3 lower the cholesterol: False. (But omega-3s are good for the arteries.) 6) Playing sports is good for cholesterol. .
(For sport increases the metabolism.) 7) Statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) are good for: The heart. The heart and brain. (Their anti-inflammatory effect for all the arteries of the body.) The cholesterol in the body is useless. (Cholesterol is necessary for the production of steroid hormones, cell membranes, etc.) 9) The excess of cholesterol, it is solely hereditary. (You can have too much cholesterol and parents free.) 10) Eating fish is good for cholesterol. (You can eat fish safely, especially since the fish is protective for the heart.)