“This study indicates that hyperlipidemia may be associated with periodontal disease,” the researchers concluded.
How to get tested for cholesterol
In most cases, high cholesterol will not produce any symptoms.
“You can only find out if you have it from a blood test,” explains the NHS.
As it explains, “decreasing your consumption of saturated fats can reduce your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the ‘bad’ cholesterol.”
You should also increase your intake of soluble fibre, it suggests, because this can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream.
Soluble fibre is found in such foods as oatmeal, kidney beans, Brussels sprouts, apples and pears.
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