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How to lower your cholesterol – lifestyle

Stress can play a big part in elevated cholesterol levels.  Sometimes you may not even be aware that you're stressed.  This the tricky part because if you don't realise when you're in "flight or fight" syndrome, you can't do anything to stop your body releasing cortisol (via your cholesterol) into your bloodstream. If your stress remains constant then your liver has to make additional cholesterol in order to produce more cortisol (in response to the stress) thus raising your cholesterol levels. So how can you manage this stress response? Exercise.  A study published by Research Quarterly for Exercise investigated the effects of regular exercise on cholesterol levels with 20 men over 20 consecutive years.   As little as 30 minutes of exercise three times a week was enough...