High cholesterol: Expert identifies factor linked to excess cholesterol levels

Combined with adrenaline, another hormone released during a stress response, the theory goes that these trigger a “fight or flight” response.

This response to stress triggers the release of triglycerides, a type of blood fat our body uses for energy.

However, if our triglycerides levels are too high, this can boost bad cholesterol. Thus, through this process, stress can indirectly cause high cholesterol.

So how do we cope with as well as reduce stress, and in turn, reduce our chances of developing high cholesterol?

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