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Video: We Have High Cholesterol After Christmas Weekend
We have high cholesterol after Christmas weekend
Because of the intense use of "holiday food" in people, blood cholesterol levels skyrocket. Scientists found that in the immediate aftermath of Christmas, it was 20% higher on average over the summer.
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Because of the intense use of "holiday food" in people, blood cholesterol levels skyrocket. Scientists found that in the immediate aftermath of Christmas, it was 20% higher on average over the summer. A study showing this was carried out by scientists from the University Hospital of Copenhagen. Their article "Christmas break is followed by a period of hypercholesterolemia" is published in the journal Atherosclerosis.
Butter, cream, mayonnaise, and other fatty foods can increase cholesterol levels even more than previously thought. In a new study involving 25,000 Danes, the researchers concluded that after the Christmas break, the risk of a dangerous increase in blood cholesterol levels increases sixfold.
“Our research has shown a strong link between cholesterol levels and the fatty foods we eat when we celebrate Christmas. In fact, the high rates in so many people are very surprising,”says Dr. Anne Langsted, co-author of the study.
After Christmas, blood cholesterol was high in 9 out of 10 people in the Copenhagen General Population Study. The authors believe that those who have had these levels in the past should be more vigilant about cardiovascular health. For those who have encountered this problem for the first time since Christmas, it is advisable to check these indicators later.
Langstead added that both ordinary people and doctors should be aware of these "Christmas risks".