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Elevated Cholestrol Insulite LaboratoriesElevated cholesterol can be factor in insulin resistance, excess weight, and obesity. These conditions can also be factors in Cardiovascular Disease.

When the body becomes insulin resistant, it begins a cycle which leads to the release of more and more insulin. This condition is called hyperinsulinemia caused by an increase in pancreatic insulin secretion in order to maintain healthy levels of glucose in the bloodstream.

Hyperinsulinemia can then stimulate lipid storage (fat storage throughout the body) and altered lipoproteins (higher levels of cholesterol) which can be unhealthy for the cardiovascular system. Combating hyperinsulinemia is a crucial factor in heart disease management.

Excess insulin can also effect the liver where more of the blood lipids called triglycerides can be produced. This blood fat disorder is called dyslipidemia, a plaque build-up in artery walls. Dyslipidemia is diagnosed when LDL "bad" cholesterol is high, HDL ("good" cholesterol) is low, triglyceride levels are elevated or there is a combination of all three, which can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Additionally, LDL cholesterol particles seen in people who suffer from both insulin resistance and the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors called metabolic syndrome (syndrome x) are smaller and more dense than those of individuals without these conditions. Cholesterol particles have been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease although the exact relationship is unclear.

Elevated Cholestrol and Excess WeightIncreased levels of the "bad" cholesterol (LDL, or low-density lipoprotein) are one of the underlying factors in Metabolic Syndrome. Excess weight gain and obesity, high blood lipids, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity are also known to effect levels of cholesterol.

A woman with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) also often displays signs of excess weight gain and obesity-linked metabolic syndrome. These signs may include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and excessive abdominal fat, all high risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease.

Scientists and health care professionals have been concerned about "high cholesterol", which is actually a reference to LDL levels, as opposed to the "good" cholesterol, HDL (high-density lipoprotein.) In general, the lower a person's LDL, and the higher their HDL, the lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) advises that addressing high levels of cholesterol is critical. "But the idea that you can use cholesterol-lowering drugs without lifestyle changes is incorrect," said Scott Grundy, M.D., Ph.D. and the American Heart Association's representative to the NCEP.

"Lifestyle changes have enormous benefits beyond lowering LDL cholesterol, such as raising levels of good cholesterol, lowering triglycerides, managing diabetes and reducing inflammation of the arteries," he explained.

Excess weight and obesity can be related to inflammation. For more information, click on Inflammation, Insulin Resistance and Weight Issues.

Switching to a low cholesterol diet may not be enough to improve cholesterol levels. Although there are approved drugs that can help lower cholesterol levels, there is currently no drug that will completely reverse the symptoms of insulin resistance, or help manage metabolic syndrome and PCOS. Instead, you must rely on a multi-faceted approach to improving these conditions that address excess weight gain, and obesity.

What is required is a complete system, including potent nutraceuticals (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and botanicals formualted to address specific conditions), a realistic exercise program combined with nutritional guidance, and a support system that will help you seek healthy lifestyle choices.

Click here to read about the Insulite System for Excess Weight and Obesity, which can help you manage weight gain and reverse insulin resistance. One of the system's formulations, Meta-OmegaX, features omega-3 fatty acids, which can help you manage the risk for cardiovascular disease by supporting healthy cholesterol levels.

Excess weight and obesity are often linked to type 2 diabetes.

You may be interested in some of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Insulite Excess Weight and Obesity System. You may be interested in some related information on insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and heart disease.

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"The United States is experiencing an epidemic of obesity. Thirty-four percent of adults are overweight and an additional 30% are obese. Thus, 2 of every 3 Americans have an unhealthy body weight. Obesity contributes to over 300,000 deaths per year, principally through its association with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and several cancers. Obesity currently is the second leading cause of preventable death and will soon surpass cigarette smoking, the leading cause. Health economists estimate that obesity costs our nation approximately $100 billion a year. And these figures say nothing about the personal suffering of those affected by obesity."
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