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Increasing Cholesterol Intake Aggravates Hypertension Risk, Experts Say

Continually increasing levels of cholesterol intake throughout adulthood seems to raise serum lipid levels and aggravate the risk of hypertension according to a recent study.

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When you have high cholesterol intake in your system, you may also be at an increased risk of developing other medical conditions. This risk is correlated to the narrowing of your blood vessels. Illnesses that are tied to high cholesterol include coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure or hypertension.

The study involved 8,952 participants in the China Health and Nutrition Survey or (CNHS) were used. The study assessed the dietary consumption through three consecutive 24-hour dietary recalls, together with weight measurements of seasonings in the household over the same time frame. Results were cardiometabolic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, and all of which causes death.

According to the results, individuals with consumption levels of >300 mg/day that is increasing sharply with age, were significantly more likely to develop diabetes than those with minimal consumption of cholesterol. The risk of developing hypertension is also apparent and significantly elevated for those individuals who has increasing intake of >300 mg/day of cholesterol. Same goes apply to the likelihood of mortality of these individuals who are at high risk.

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