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Know More: Low Cholesterol

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

High is harmful, but so is low. Tejasvi Desai tells you more about the hazards of having low cholesterol levels

Almost everyone is trying to reduce their cholesterol levels, even those of us who haven’t been medically advised to do so. We all know about the dangers of high cholesterol, but did you know that low cholesterol has been linked to premature ageing, death and even violence? Cholesterol is one of the most important substances inside our body. Cholesterol, often categorised as LDL (low density lipo-protein) and HDL (high density lipo-protein), is essential to life processes and your body is not capable of functioning without it.

AGGRESSION
Low serum cholesterol levels have been associated with habitually violent tendencies of homicidal offenders under the influence of alcohol. An article published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 1993 says, “Low membrane cholesterol decreases the number of serotonin receptors and one of the functions of serotonin in the central nervous system is the suppression of harmful behaviour impulses.”

HEMORRHAGIC STROKE
Hemorrhagic strokes are associated with the rupture of a blood vessel in your brain and bleeding and this risk is increased when your cholesterol levels are low.

MEMORY LOSS
Low HDL cholesterol has been identified as a risk factor to a decline in memory during mid-life. Even with Parkinson’s disease, higher cholesterol concentrations are associated with slower clinical progression of the disease. Statin drugs, taken to inhibit the production of cholesterol, severely affect your brain and are now required by the FDA to display the warning that they may adversely affect your memory.

TOXICITY & INFECTIONS
Cholesterol is an essential component for bile synthesis. Bile contains toxins from the liver. Inadequate bile production is strongly associated with toxicity and liver distress. So, don’t let those levels dip otherwise your body could be in serious trouble.

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