Relationship between high blood cholesterol and cardiovascular disease?
high cholesterol cause cardiovascular disease.
High cholesterol can accumulate on the walls of arteries, causing them to become narrow. This may cause atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries. This in turn can cause high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks.
You don't need to consume any cholesterol. Your body makes all the cholesterol you need. The upper limit for cholesterol is less than 300 milligrams per day. Higher intake is associated with health problems, including cardiovascular disease. Lower intake (as low as zero) is not associated with any health problems and may be beneficial for avoiding cardiovascular disease.
What is the relationship between changes in lifestyle and decline in cardiovascular disease in the US?
It is believed that cardiovascular disease is strongly influenced by lifestyle behaviors. Since many of these behaviors are modifiable (changeable), it is logical to assume that if we change our behaviors, we can change our cardiovascular health for the better. Risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease include: Smoking Consuming a high fat/high sodium diet Lack of exercise Excessive use of alcohol and drugs Excessive stress
Yes, children can get cardiovascular disease. This is most likely to happen if they have a family history of the disease or high cholesterol, called familial hypercholesterolemia. This is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, which means you only need to get the abnormal gene from one parent. In rare cases, a child my inherit the gene from both parents and their risk of cardiovascular disease and early heart attacks is much greater.