Relation between Cholesterol and Body fat

Those individuals who are overweight may to suffer from numerous negative health risk factors ranging from high blood pressure to stroke or diabetes, which have a close connection with being overweight or obese. However, one aspect that’s often overlooked is the connection of body fat levels to cholesterol levels.

Allow us to explain this in detail.

Your Diet

In order to find out how body fat level is related to your cholesterol level, you must know how you gained your body fat, in other words the diet which you consume on daily basis.

Most of the individuals who are obese or have higher levels of body fat depend too much on fast foods and often consume too much food.

If they had a healthy diet that included fresh vegetables and fruits, lean proteins and grains then things would have been different for them, as these foods are high in essential nutrients. On the other hand, fast foods are low in nutrients and high on calories, which is the main reason for causing obesity.

Since, these individuals eat foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats, their overall level of cholesterol in body is high.

However, there are few cases where people consuming healthy fats (nut butters, healthy oils and nuts) on daily basis along with their normal diet became overweight without suffering from higher levels of cholesterol.

No Exercise

The second most common reason for people being overweight is total lack of workout or exercise, which results into higher levels of cholesterols in body.

Since you don’t exercise you hardly burn any calories and instead you keep on adding more calories in your body in form of fast foods.

On the other hand, those who do exercise eon regular basis, have lower levels of cholesterol in their body in comparison to those who are overweight.

There’s no doubt that exercise plays a major role in fighting cholesterol and is indeed one of the best ways to reduce the levels of cholesterol in the body.

However, this does not mean that since you are exercising on a regular basis you can have all sorts of comfort foods and unbalanced diet, especially diets rich in unsaturated fat. If you don’t check on your diet you will be under the same level of risk just like those who don’t exercise at all.

What we discussed above may have given you a good idea about the relation between high body fat levels and high cholesterol levels. Hence, as an individual it becomes quite crucial for you to take the body fat level very seriously in order to have a better control over it and prevent it from causing certain risk factors that are detrimental to your health and life. The sooner you will work on it, the better it will be for you.



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