January 23, 2023 07:00
Exercise regularly and still have high cholesterol?
Recently, a doctor shared a case saying that a man in Taiwan had a habit of exercising, but was found to have “4 highs” in his recent examination, including high cholesterol, high uric acid, sudden weight gain, and high body fat, and it could lead to stroke and heart disease. , Finally, it was found that the man had a habit of getting into trouble after meals.
Cholesterol is above standard and appears as “high 4”
Dr Liu Boren, an expert in genetic nutrition and functional medicine, said on his facebook page that the man used to have a very healthy lifestyle and exercised every other day. However, during a recent follow-up visit, the other person’s physical examination report showed that, in addition to weight gain, even cholesterol, uric acid, and body fat percentage had increased sharply compared to the front, which surprised the doctor.
Eating processed snacks leads to high cholesterol
The man said frankly that he used to eat processed snacks such as dried pork and chopped squid every night after dinner for the past six months. Dr Liu said the reason for the “four peaks” is precisely these processed snacks. He said that processed meat contains a lot of sugar, salt and saturated fat, and regardless of the calorie level, it will affect blood lipids in the body. Even if a man exercises regularly, he will still causes damage to the body.
Dr. Liu also reminded that in addition to the problem of high calories, processed foods are also quite high in sodium ions, and the oils, preservatives, flavors, pigments, etc. in them cannot be ignored, so more should be controlled of diet.
Gayon in the same field: saturated fat VS unsaturated fat food
The Hong Kong Center for Food Safety lists saturated fat and unsaturated fat food characteristics and examples. As well as reducing the intake of foods high in saturated fat, you should also eat less trans fat foods to avoid increasing the risk of disease.
1. Saturated fat
Properties of Saturated Fat and Food Examples
Properties of Saturated Fat
1. It will increase the low density lipoprotein (cholesterol) in the body, increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases.
2. The intake should be less than 10% (about 20 grams) of the total daily energy requirement.
3. It is solid at room temperature.
Food Sources of Saturated Fat
1. Animal fat
Examples: beef, lamb, pork, poultry
Examples: beef fat/tender, lard and dairy products (such as cheese, cream and whole milk)
2. Some tropical oils
Examples: palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil
2. Unsaturated Fats
Unsaturated fat properties and food examples
Properties of Unsaturated Fat
1. It is an important part of a healthy diet and is divided into monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat.
2. It is used to replace saturated fat, which can reduce low-density lipoprotein (low-density lipoprotein) in the body and keep blood vessels unblocked.
3. It is in a liquid state at room temperature.
monounsaturated fatty foods
Oils Rich in Monounsaturated Fats
Examples: canola oil, olive oil, peanut oil, argan oil, avocado oil
The linoleic acid and the linolenic acid contained in polyunsaturated fats are essential fatty acids, which the body cannot synthesize and must be absorbed from food. They are very important to people’s health.
Can weaken blood concentration, lower blood pressure and improve immune system function.
Oils Polyunsaturated Fats Foods Rich in Polyunsaturated Fats
Examples: corn oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, fatty fish oil, walnut and seed oil
Vegetable oil will be converted into trans fat after the hydrogenation process, excessive drinking will increase blood cholesterol and lower good cholesterol.
It is recommended to reduce the intake of trans fats, including: margarine and shortening foods containing trans fats, and fried and baked foods (such as shortcrust pastry, biscuits, etc.) made or cooked with these fats.
Vegetable saturated fats come from coconut oil, palm oil.
3. trans fat
Properties of Trans Fat and Food Examples
Properties of Trans Fat
1. The worst fats for heart health.
2. It is in a solid state at room temperature.
3. Increase bad cholesterol in the body while reducing high density lipoprotein (good cholesterol), increasing the risk of heart disease.
trans fat food
Most trans fats are industrially produced.
Found in foods containing partially hydrogenated oils, such as margarine, vegetable shortening, and baked/fried foods.
Meat and dairy products from cattle and sheep may contain small amounts of trans fat.
High cholesterol can easily lead to stroke and coronary heart disease
According to the Hong Kong Department of Health, cholesterol is a type of fat, which is the main component of cell walls, bile and various hormones. Most of the cholesterol in the human body is produced by the liver, and we can also ingest cholesterol from foods derived from animals such as meat, fish, seafood and milk. Since cholesterol cannot be dissolved in the blood, it will combine with a substance called “lipoprotein” before it can be transported to different parts of the body through the bloodstream.
If the cholesterol in the blood is too high, it can build up on the inner wall of the blood vessels, making these blood vessels narrow or even blocked. If this happens in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle, it will lead to “coronary heart disease”, also known as “coronary heart disease”. Similarly, blood vessels in the brain can also become blocked or ruptured due to cholesterol build-up, leading to a “stroke”. In severe cases, hemiplegia or even death can occur. Currently, stroke and coronary heart disease are the main killers in Hong Kong.
Ways to prevent high cholesterol
According to the information from the Hong Kong Department of Health, in order to prevent high blood cholesterol levels and reduce the chances of coronary heart disease and stroke, one should develop good eating and living habits. The following habits can easily lead to high cholesterol levels:
2. Obesity and hyperlipidemia
3. Bad living habits, staying up late, irregular life and diet
4. Often sedentary and lack of exercise
5. Family history of hypertension, diabetes and stroke
6. Sleep apnea
7. Hyperisotypic hemicacidemia
Gayon in the same field: 4 bad habits leading to stroke
Xiaoyun (pseudonym), a 25-year-old woman in Zhuhai, woke up earlier and found that her right side was weak, unable to walk, her speech was slurred, and the corners of her mouth were crooked. hospital for treatment. After examination, his left common carotid artery was found to be occluded along with left internal carotid artery and middle cerebral artery thromboembolism, and he was diagnosed with “acute cerebral aplexy”. Zhou Bin, the attending physician, said that the cause of the patient’s stroke at a young age was closely related to her four habits: often staying up late, unhealthy diet, irregular life and rest, and lack of exercise.
Zhou Bin also pointed out that the main causes of stroke in young people are:
Zhou Bin pointed out that people should eat a reasonable diet, exercise properly, stop smoking and limit alcohol, and maintain a regular schedule If a disease is detected, it must be actively treated, such as controlling blood pressure, sugar blood, blood lipids, etc., as well as targeted physical exam items If you have stroke symptoms, you should go to the hospital immediately.
Top 9 Stroke Symptoms
According to the information from the Hong Kong Department of Health, a “stroke” is caused by a blockage or bursting of blood vessels in the brain, which prevents the brain tissue from receiving enough nutrients and oxygen, and the nerve cells affected die as a result. , leading to various neurological symptoms.
The nine main symptoms include:
2. Slurred speech
3. crooked mouth
4. Slanted eyes
5. Difficulty swallowing
7. Feeling numb
9. In severe cases, coma or death may occur
The main causes of stroke are smoking, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis, so in order to prevent stroke, we must pay attention to daily living habits and avoid arteriosclerosis:
1. Stop smoking and drinking
2. Work and rest regularly to maintain peace of mind along with appropriate and consistent exercise
3. Pay attention to a balanced diet and don’t eat too much fatty or sweet food; avoid being overweight
4. Those with high blood cholesterol should restrict their diet or receive treatment
5. Patients with high blood pressure and diabetes should have regular examination and treatment
Gays in the same field: 9 major risk factors for myocardial infarction
According to the Hong Kong Department of Health, heart disease will be the third most common fatal disease in Hong Kong in 2021. Of the 6595 deaths registered as a result of heart disease, the majority (59%) were myocardial infarctions acute (sudden heart disease) and ischemic heart disease. Most heart diseases are preventable and controllable. An international study indicates that 90% of myocardial infarction (heart attack) cases worldwide are caused by a combination of 9 modifiable risk factors:
9 Factors That Increase the Risk of Myocardial Infarction
2. Eating an unhealthy diet without enough fruit and vegetables
3. Lack of physical activity
4. Too much drinking
5. Central obesity
6. High blood pressure
8. Unsatisfactory blood lipid levels
9. Mental stress
Gay Singles: 5 Signs of Heart Failure
Taiwanese heart surgeon Zhang Xiaohuang pointed out in the “Celebrity Doctor Viewpoint” program that there are 5 major signs of heart failure:
1. Easy to breathe after a full meal
2. Easy to breathe after bathing
3. Easy to breathe after activities
4. Frequent sweating
5. The face is prone to redness
Gayon in the same field: 8 foods that protect the heart
Taiwanese nutritionist Li Wanping once posted on her facebook page that in order to protect the cardiovascular system and build a foundation for heart health, in addition to regular exercise, avoiding smoking, and regulating stress, it is recommended to take a balanced diet of natural foods during the week. You can also eat the following 8 Superfoods which are recognized as heart healthy:
dark green leafy vegetables
Sweet Potato/Sweet Potato Leaves
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