Cholesterol And Testosterone
- As with all hormones, enzymes proteins, etc. the body can’t make testosterone out of thin air. Since testosterone is made from cholesterol, it stands to reason that a diet high in cholesterol will increase your testosterone levels
- Studies show that high testosterone levels are linked with reduced risk of heart disease and a longer lifespan
Vegan VS Non-Vegan
- Studies have shown that people who consume a high cholesterol diet, have higher levels of testosterone.
- Studies comparing the testosterone levels of vegetarians versus non-vegetarians have found that non-vegetarians have signiﬁcantly higher levels of testosterone than vegetarians.
- This is largely because meat eaters have a higher cholesterol intake than vegetarians.
(HDL) And (LDL)
- Where high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) protects against heart disease, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) increases heart disease risk.
- High-fat, high cholesterol, low carbohydrate diets raise the level of good cholesterol (i.e. HDL cholesterol).
- Studies have also shown that high-fat diets either reduce LDL levels or have no effect on it at all.
- The most damaging form of cholesterol is now known to be not just LDL cholesterol but in particular, small dense LDL cholesterol.
- Small, dense LDL particles are more likely to become oxidized. Oxidized LDL is one of the strongest risk factors for heart disease there is.
- Interestingly enough, the latest studies show that though a high carbohydrate diet won’t increase your LDL levels, what it will do is it will increase your level of small dense LDL particles.
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