A later study comes to give one more negative dimension to the stress in our lives. According to scientists of the University College Hospital of London, the stress increases cholesterol in the blood, which has a direct relationship with cardiovascular diseases.
Experts studied 199 people in middle age, which did not show any health problem, for three consecutive years. According to the results of the study, 56% of participants showed a high cholesterol because of stress, the assessment made within three years from the initiation of the investigation.
Those of our participants had the largest transient increases in cholesterol due to intense stress, they, according to the scientists, they had more chances in the last three years have consistently high blood cholesterol, and to remain and in the future.
While, those of their participants had the greatest increases in cholesterol due to intense stress in the initial phase of the investigation, they were 13 times more likely to have high cholesterol in the last three years.
At the same time, had later four times more likely to have high levels of bad LDL cholesterol in the blood, of bad cholesterol as it is known, which is responsible for the atherosclerosis and the clogging of vital arteries.
Among those who had the lowest increase in cholesterol due to intense stress, only 16% had high cholesterol at the end of the investigation.
As pointed out by scientists, the conclusion is that the transient elevations in cholesterol, due to intense stress, leading to a long lasting increase of cholesterol, and particularly of the form that is dangerous for the cardiovascular system.
As they say, the stress increases in our blood, hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol etc. while, at the same time, our liver synthesizes more cholesterol (LDL) and at the same time reduces the clearance in the blood. This, in essence, raises the serious possibility, that chronic stress is a cause of high cholesterol in a very large percentage of people.
For this, emphasize that the best way to deal is to be able to control the stress that we pay to avoid serious health problems.