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Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

“Dyslipidemia is the term for unbalanced or unhealthy cholesterol levels”.

“Many people with type 2 diabetes will often find they have high cholesterol either when diagnosed or before finding out they have type 2 diabetes”.

DIABETES.CO.UK

Dyslipidemia refers to abnormal cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood that can block the arteries and cause heart disease…

Cholesterol is very high in people of Afro-Caribbean descent. Here is some useful advice from the British Heart Foundation for Afro-Caribbean people.

High cholesterol is caused by eating a fatty diet, lack of exercise, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption…

Cholesterol can be reduced by eating less fatty food, including certain Afro-Caribbean and South Asian delicacies…

Many foods enjoyed in Afro-Caribbean homes can increase your level of cholesterol, including traditional foods that are fried or contain high levels of salt and fat, for example plaintain chips or palm oil.

HEART UK

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