High cholesterol, also known as hyperlipidemia, is a condition in which the blood contains excessive LDL, VLDL, or total cholesterol. Various factors, including heredity, obesity, and lifestyle choices, can cause high cholesterol.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the causes of high cholesterol and discuss how this condition can affect your overall health.
Causes of high cholesterol levels
1) Eating Fatty Foods
Eating too much saturated and trans fats can increase cholesterol levels, leading to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes.
The mechanisms by which fatty foods cause an increase in cholesterol are complex. Excess dietary cholesterol is absorbed into the blood, and the body cannot excrete it. This causes a buildup of cholesterol in the blood, leading to higher overall levels. Additionally, fatty foods can increase the production of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) in the body, which are linked to higher cholesterol levels.