Smoke raises your cholesterol

Mexico is the second country in Latin America with the highest number of deaths due to air pollution, as reported by a study carried out by Clean Air Institute ; But how does it affect our health? The answer could be found in your cholesterol levels.

According to an investigation carried out by the University of California, in the United States , the smoke expelled by the escapes of cars (main factor that contributes to air pollution), alters the cardiovascular protective qualities of the so-called "good cholesterol" and turning it into bad.

Cholesterol is related to heart conditions, among which the heart attacks, since their excess in the body can cause the obstruction of the arteries.

Jesús Araujo and his colleagues from Department of Environmental Cardiology at the David Geffe School of Medicine n, indicates that this study is the first to indicate that air pollutants favor a form of cholesterol that enhances bacteria collapse and can lead to heart disease.

published in the magazine Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology , the study reveals how pollution acts on capacity damages the body's ability to protect itself against oxidation and inflammation produced by low intensity lipoprotein, which results in an elevation in cholesterol levels.

Whether it's pollution, poor diet or harmful habits such as smoking, you should be careful with your cholesterol levels as these can harm your health. Beware!

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