Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info, Prevention | Posted on 24-11-2012
There is no proof that it actually benefits anyone, and the idea that people under 35 should be screened for high cholesterol is controversial. However, some doctors now believe that the circumstantial evidence is strong enough to warrant early intervention.
In the latest study, researchers found that people with natural mutations associated with lower cholesterol throughout life had a consistently lower risk of heart disease. And this reduction in risk is three times greater than what can be achieved with cholesterol-lowering drugs when people are in their 60s. The study suggests that giving statin early would be beneficial, but suggests that lowering cholesterol itself early I would. Researchers announce that it is very important to emphasize a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain low LDL cholesterol in the early stages of life.
The key is to maintain a low level of LDL cholesterol as soon as possible. However, for people who cannot lower their cholesterol levels through changes in lifestyle, health professionals believe it may be reasonable to start statin therapy in early adulthood.