Obesity is associated with elevated triglyceride (TG) levels, reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and an increase in the more atherogenic, small, dense LDL particles. Despite common belief, obesity causes only a small mean elevation in total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) values. There is strong evidence that weight loss through lifestyle measures will reduce TG and increase HDL-C levels. This weight loss is generally accompanied by a decrease in total cholesterol and LDL-C, in part because the same lifestyle changes in diet that decrease weight also decrease LDL-C. The favorable effect on lipids from aerobic exercise is most noticeable when accompanied by weight loss. NHLBI recommends weight loss to reduce elevated total cholesterol, LDL-C, and TG levels and to raise HDL-C in overweight/obese persons.

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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