High cholesterol is a health problem. If it is not controlled, then there is a possibility of various types of heart diseases. Of course, it is necessary to control high cholesterol in time, but people have many doubts about it. At the same time, there is no dearth of information either. Because of this wrong information, many people become victims of serious diseases.

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Today in this article, you will know in detail about various myths and their truth related to cholesterol -

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  1. Is cholesterol harmful?
  2. The cholesterol of thin people does not increase
  3. Exercise can reduce cholesterol
  4. Children do not have high cholesterol
  5. Cholesterol is reduced only by medicines
  6. Cholesterol comes only from food
  7. Takeaway
Doctors for 6 Myths About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is produced naturally inside our body and is very important for many bodily functions. Cholesterol is part of the layers of all cellular walls. It produces bile juice for digestion and creates new hormones.

The body needs cholesterol but only up to a certain level. Abnormally high cholesterol levels are not good for health, especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels.

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Genes play an important role in the likelihood of high cholesterol. Therefore, it is important to get your cholesterol levels checked regularly because even if you are not overweight, some genetic factors can affect your cholesterol levels. For example, a sedentary life (being physically less active) has a great impact on cholesterol levels.

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Like fat, cholesterol is also classified as a "lipid". But it cannot be reduced only with the help of exercise. To reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels, it is necessary to adopt a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, as well as take cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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Although cholesterol is usually seen only in adults, it can affect children as well. There are three main factors of cholesterol-related problems in childhood which include family history (cholesterol problem in any family member earlier), unbalanced diet, and obesity.

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If you are completely dependent on medicines to reduce cholesterol, then there is no guarantee of cholesterol control. Healthy diet, exercise, and medicines all help in controlling cholesterol.

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Your body can also make more or less amount of cholesterol naturally, depending on your genetic predisposition. Include foods in your diet that contain low amounts of cholesterol, such as lean meatsgreen vegetables, and low-fat dairy products.

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To stay healthy, it is necessary to know the correct information related to cholesterol. So, here we have listed the major myths which people often take for granted. Now the next time someone shares the wrong information about cholesterol with you, then definitely ask him to read this article.

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