Sometimes on television we hear about the dangers of cholesterol. Indeed, the excesses are deposited in the lumen of the vessels and impede the blood flow, which leads to the development of cardiovascular disease. This is an extreme position, say the doctors. Fats and cholesterol are vital for human health, they are required to maintain most physiological functions.

Even during the diet in the diet must be received the portion of fats. Lipids (split fats) is not only the energy but also the building material for cells, and cholesterol is necessary to maintain the cells in optimal condition. Its deficiency leads to inhibition of most of the processes.

"Obesity is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The condition is due to excessive accumulation of adipose tissue in the body. More than half of people in the world aged over 45 years are overweight. Obesity increases the load on the heart, and, as a rule, due to impaired metabolism of fats and cholesterol. Such patients are much more likely to develop hypertension, diabetes mellitus, is a condition which are also considered risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The causes of obesity, generally associated with the intake of energy-dense (fatty) food due to overeating and lack of physical activity. The worst type of obesity - abdominal, in which fat accumulates in the abdomen. More effective ways to combat obesity enhancing physical activity and low-calorie diet. Feeding regime should be based on foods low in fat and carbohydrates and reducing the quantity of food consumed" - says Maxim of Nizhny Novgorod, candidate of medical science, head of diagnostics in cardiology Laboratory services helix.

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