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Change lifestyle to reduce cholesterol, charity says

Published on 09/08/2010
A change in lifestyle could reduce one's chances of getting coronary heart disease, said charity HEART UK.

High levels of cholesterol are caused by obesity, inactivity, poor diet and stress, but a "positive change in lifestyle can result in moderate reductions in blood cholesterol levels", claimed Linda Main, dietetic advisor for the charity.

People with affordable health insurance were advised to take regular physical activity to improve the risk factors of heart disease, including blood pressure and sugar.

She added that a diet that is "rich in whole grains, fruit, vegetables, beans, peas, pulses, nuts and fish", is "rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and fibre, all of which are essential for good health".

Ms Main's advice comes after research from EurekAlert revealed that scientists have identified 95 genes that affect blood cholesterol levels and triglyceride blood fats, which can contribute to heart disease.

The findings could lead to new drugs that will fight heart disease.
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