Reducing Your Risk of Lipid Disorders
TransRelated Media: Managing High Cholesterol: Cooking Healthy MealsSome risk factors for lipid disorders like family history or genetics can not be changed. Fortunately, there are many lifestyle risk factors that you can control. Modifications include:
- Eat a diet low in saturated and trans fat and cholesterol.
- Exercise regularly.
- Lose excess weight.
- Drink alcohol only in moderation.
- Quit smoking.
- Limit calories from saturated fat. They should be less than 7% of your total calorie intake. Limit cholesterol intake to less than 200 mg per day.
- Have fruits and/or vegetables with every meal.
- Eat oily fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids twice a week, and limit excess carbohydrates.
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