Cholesterol belongs to a group of lipophilic alcohols. This substance is included in all living organisms and is, as a rule, in biological membranes of cells that perform a barrier function. Cholesterol provides the stability of these membranes under the action of physical factors such as temperature. Don't forget about the other important functions of cholesterol - it is the basis of sex hormones and adrenal hormones. A large part of this compound is produced by the body itself, and only 20% of cholesterol comes from the external environment. Excessive intake of it tends to be deposited on the walls of blood vessels, destroying them and forming plaques that clog the lumen.
Recent observations of the Norwegian Institute of Sciences showed that high cholesterol causes a greater risk of first heart attack in men, writes Health 24.
Established fact: cholesterol have a greater impact on the walls of blood vessels of men, causing more rapid development of pathology of the cardiovascular system. Analyses carried out with the aim of monitoring within 12 years show that the relationship of high level of cholesterol in the blood and myocardial infarction in male is higher than female.
It follows the logical conclusion that men need more intensive therapy than women. Systematic treatment and follow-up of cholesterol can help reduce the risk of heart disease and blood vessels. Women also had more luck: it is believed that female sex hormones have a protective effect on the inner wall of the arteries, somewhat reducing the risk of plaque formation.
Don't neglect a healthy diet and way of life of the child, because at the age of 3-5 years, there is an active development of the cardiovascular system, the correct tab which will prevent many diseases in the future.