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Incor campaigns to detect high cholesterol in the population

Incor campaigns to detect high cholesterol in the population

Combat Cholesterol, August 8, the Heart Institute of Hospital das Clínicas of FMUSP (Incor) conducts a campaign to detect high cholesterol in the population. Opened to the general public, it's main objective is to identify cases of family-related illness (family hypercholesterolemia) and provide guidance on prevention and care.

To organize the service, which will run from 9am to 1pm, 500 passwords will be distributed and the results of the persons examined will be ready at the same time. In addition, informative leaflets will be distributed and nutritionists will be available to participants.

Those who are diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia or, in other words, cholesterol levels two to four times above normal will be invited to participate in Hipercol Brazil

What: Campaign to detect high cholesterol

When: August 8, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Incor. A double healthy eating habits and regular practice of physical exercise is able to keep rates of good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol (LDL) ) in perfect balance, closely warding off the risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as other diseases such as Alzheimer's. Those who suffer from the problem know full well that the solution to this problem is not in the pills. Even if you strictly follow the times and doses of the medicines, without controlling the diet, cholesterol rates never enter the axes. But the opposite may even happen: some people learn how to make healthy dishes and, thus, pass away from the pharmacy. Next, check out the list of foods, to ward off a battle against high cholesterol and to come out winner (without, of course, give up eating well.)


They are excellent source of omega 3 fatty acid , a type of good unsaturated fat found in cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and trout. "Unsaturated fat helps lower triglycerides and total blood cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of clot formation, and makes blood more fluid, and is therefore an important ally in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases," explains nutritionist at Unifesp In addition to the insoluble fibers, the oats contain a soluble fiber called betaglucan, that exerts beneficial effects to our organism. It slows gastric emptying, promotes satiety, improves circulation, controls blood sugar and inhibits the absorption of fat (cholesterol). "Oats reduce total cholesterol, total lipids and triglycerides significantly and increase the fraction of good cholesterol (HDL)", explains nutritionist at Unifesp Ana Maria Figueiredo Ramos.

Oilseeds: Nuts and chestnuts present large amount of antioxidants, responsible for combating cell aging and prevent coronary heart disease, in addition to various types of cancer. Arginine, also present in interesting amounts in oilseeds, acts as an important vasodilator, helping to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

Bitter chocolate: Milk and cocoa butter add saturated fat doses in the delicacy that causes shivers of desire, especially in women. But bitter chocolate may be part of your diet because it is rich in flavonoids (substances that lower LDL). Daily, add 30g of the sweet as dessert. Just can not make up for it: the portion of today is not accumulated for tomorrow, or your body can not take advantage of benefits.Olive oil:

It is a source of oleic acid, which regulates cholesterol levels and protects against heart disease. It does the cardiocirculatory system well and to control Type 2 diabetes by reducing the glycemic rate. It is also a great source of antioxidants, such as vitamin E. Artichoke:

Its fibers are resistant to the action of enzymes and therefore have many advantages, among which: decreased cholesterol levels and blood triglycerides; reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes, risk factors for heart health. One serving of 100 g has only 50 calories. "As it helps in breaking down fats and controlling cholesterol, it is highly recommended to prevent heart disease," explains nutritionist nutritionist Unifesp Ana Maria Figueiredo Ramos. Orange:

It is not good just for the flu and cooled. A study by the University of Viçosa, Minas Gerais, and published in the American Heart Association, concluded that flavonoids, the antioxidant substances present in fruits, reduce the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) in the body, because they limit the absorption of cholesterol in the body. Wine

: Moderate drink intake (one to two servings per day) promotes an increase of approximately 12% in HDL levels, good cholesterol, similar to that found with exercise. "Most of the protective effects of red wine are attributed to flavanoids, which have antioxidant, vasodilator and platelet anti-coagulant properties," says Ana Maria.

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