Cholesterol is a white waxy fat which is made in liver. Cholesterol is essential in proportionate level for the proper functioning of the body organs .But higher level of cholesterol results in fats deposition in blood vessels, which makes it difficult for normal blood circulation throughout the body. This can lead to cardiac disorders, hypothyroidism and kidney disorders.
There Are 3 Main Types Of Fats In Your Blood :
High Density Lipoproteins (HDL)
This cholesterol takes extra cholesterol in your blood back to your liver so your body can get rid of it.
Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL)
This cholesterol in your blood builds up in your blood vessels. This can cause your vessels to narrow, making it hard for blood to flow.
Eating too many carbohydrates can increase your triglyceride level.
Ideal Lipid Profile:
|Less than 200||Desirable|
|Between 200- 239||Boarderline|
|Greater than 240||High|
If your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or more, or your HDL cholesterol is less than 40 mg/dL (for men) and less than 50 mg/dL (for women), you need to have a lipoprotein profile done to determine your LDL cholesterol and triglyceride level.