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Five causes of high cholesterol

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High Cholesterol is quite common these days. You may be well aware of repercussions of having high cholesterol. When it’s level within the body increases, it causes blockage, stroke and other cardiovascular problems.

In order to avoid this, we need to know the causes of high cholesterol.


Obesity or even simply being overweight is another cause of high cholesterol. Besides, damaging your social life, it increases triglycerides which further cause blockages. Hence, maintain your weight to ward off the risk of high cholesterol.

Hereditary aspects

If there is a family history of high cholesterol, then maybe it is a reason for you to start worrying. The inherited form of high cholesterol may lead to early blockages or stroke.

Age and gender

The level of cholesterol naturally begins to rise, as you turn 20. Level of cholesterol usually increases until the age of 60-65 years, in both genders. Females generally have low cholesterol level before menopause. But after menopause, women can have higher level of cholesterol than men. Hence as, you age maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet.


Cigarette smoking plays a significant role in your cholesterol level. It lowers the level of good cholesterol as well as your lifespan. Therefore, quit smoking to maintain your cholesterol level and live healthily.


When people are stressed they usually console themselves by smoking, drinking alcohol or eating fatty food items. Hence, prolonged stress may cause blood cholesterol to increase.

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