Hyperlipidemia is an abnormally high concentration of lipids in your blood. Lipids includes fats and fat soluble molecules like cholesterol. You can separate a person’s blood in a test tube and see how much of it includes lipids & fats. Many times if the person has excessive lipids or fats in their blood, about half of the test tube can be filled with these lipids and fats and the other half with the remaining blood.
Hyperlipidemia can be hereditary and can also be caused by secondary factors, including overweight or obesity. There is usually an increase in cholesterol, particularly LDL (low density lipoproteins), and/or triglycerides. This will increase the person’s risk of arterial disease and atherosclerosis and contribute to heart attack and stroke.
Naturally, when you eat more fatty foods, the fat is digested and filtered through your lymph system before circulated throughout your blood system. Soon after eating fatty foods your blood will have a significant increase in lipid and fat content and this can be damaging to your body if done consistently. (10)
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