Common Misconceptions About Cholesterol

Yeditepe University Kozyatağı Hospital Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Mehmet Akif Öztürk argued that the society still does not have enough information about cholesterol. According to  Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Öztürk, although the cholesterol level is around 30 percent in Turkey, it is ignored because it is not known enough. Many people learn about this by chance when their cholesterol levels are high in a simple blood test at the health center.

Internal Medicine specialist Mehmet Akif Öztürk listed the right and wrong about cholesterol as follows:

“High LDL cholesterol causes changes in the vessel wall over time, causing damage to the target organ wherever it is. For example, it can cause a heart attack or stroke by blocking the cerebral arteries. Again, with high triglyceride levels, there is a risk of pancreatic inflammation. In conclusion, it should not be forgotten that high cholesterol has direct and indirect effects on loss of life. High cholesterol in particular puts men at higher risk for problems such as heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.

Here are the myths about cholestrol which are known as truths:

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