Cholesterol is a widely discussed topic and yet not well understood in so many ways. Frankly speaking, we are ignorant, but apparently women tend to show more problems with cholesterol in general. Stereotypically speaking, we’ve always thought that high cholesterol levels among other things were always something only men suffered from. However, the FDA office of Women’s Health has given graeter facts.
Apparently “Women over age 20 should have their cholesterol checked by their doctor; women over the age of 55 tend to have higher cholesterol levels than men and high cholesterol can increase the chance of having heart disease in women as well as men.” So much for the stereotype right. Basically, cholesterol is a complicated thing. Most in the past have thought that if you cut out all fat, it’s a good thing, because all cholesterol is bad.
But frankly, you can have too low of cholesterol levels, and you do need good cholesterol as well. Good cholesterol will help you to regulate your systems and otherwise get the benefits you are looking for. But so many forget about this and sometimes people get low levels of cholesterol in general, which is just as bad for the heart as high cholesterol. So keep all this in mind when you are watching your cholesterol. And don’t ever forget cholesterol is actually a bigger problem in women if anything.