Lifestyle, Green Tea & High Blood Cholesterol Levels
Evidence of lifestyle modification in the management of hypercholesterolemia
Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of chronic disease worldwide. Mannu et al evaluated the current literature on the potential benefit of cholesterol lowering in Coronary heart disease risk reduction with a focus on the evidence of non-pharmacological & lifestyle management of hypercholesterolemia or high blood cholesterol levels.
The growth of ageing populations in developing countries with progressively sedentary lifestyles are major contributors. The key risk factors for Coronary heart disease such as hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, and obesity are likely to increase in the future.
These risk factors are modifiable through lifestyle.
A review of scientific publications was performed using key words and phrases and all abstracts were subsequently screened and relevant papers were selected. Over 3600 reports were reviewed.
Various dietary constituents such as Green Tea and plant sterols etc. can help with the control of cholesterol & Heart Disease. In conclusion the researchers say that Coronary Heart Disease remains as a leading cause of death worldwide and hypercholesterolemia is one of its important causes. Non-pharmacological methods, like diet (herbs & spices) and exercise, provide initial as well as long-term measures to address this issue.