Dyslipidemia

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.

Weight Loss Resolutions

Weight Loss Resolutions

Are You Tired Of Failed New Year's Weight Loss Resolutions That Leave You Even More Overweight Than Ever Before? Not Anymore Finally Succeed With Your New Years Weight Loss Resolution Once And For All And Get The Body Of Your Dreams.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment