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Low cholesterol leads to an early risk of heart attack.
- April 14, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Cholesterol is not the most pleasant thing to maintain health, especially if its level has exceeded the norm. However, a new study from the American Heart Association clearly demonstrated that its presence at least in a certain indicator is useful and even necessary to maintain a healthy body tone. In particular, the study focused on studying the relationship between low cholesterol levels and the risk of a hemorrhagic heart attack in women — and the results of the preliminary phase of the study showed that low cholesterol can significantly increase this risk, especially with age.
These findings came to the scientific community soon after analyzing the results of several previous studies on the real threat to the health of the cardiovascular system of women with cholesterol consumption of less than 70 mg / dm, which is about 30 gm less than the standard figure. Then it seemed that lowering specific cholesterol should cause the heart muscle and blood vessels to work better, but the results were exactly the opposite.
Today's study, published in the scientific journal Neurology, illustrated the direct link between the risk of heart attack and low cholesterol in the blood – and on the basis of the experiment, it was found that women aged 25 to 45 have an increased risk of developing a heart attack with excessively low consumption cholesterol is about 2.2 times.
At the same time, over 28,000 volunteers took part in the study, who have different health indicators and peculiarities of reaction to various chemical components. But in all cases of excessively low cholesterol consumption, it was noticed that the long-term processes associated with memory and the work of the heart muscle were somewhat hampered, which may become the ultimate cause of the development of an early risk of heart attack.