Cancer Expert Search

Cancer ExpertCancer Expert: Search
Enter your question and submit. Use a complete English sentence for better results.
Cancer Expert, © 2012-2013, ctSearch - Context Search Engine.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

depression related to Cholestrol levels and gender

College of Montpellier analysts indicate us how depression is related to cholestrerol levels and gender - sourced by Betty Doyle

Do you know the Institute of Medical and Health Research (INSERM) and College of Montpellier financed professionals indicated that controlling 'good' and 'bad' levels of cholesterol may help reduce emotional disorders among aging seniors?

In a freshly released issue of the academic journal Biological Psychiatry ( released in July 2010, leading researcher Doctor. Marie-Laure Ancelin of INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale announced that gender specific regulation of cholesterol may help reduce despression symptoms in the aging seniors.

French analysts observed a significant group of men and women aged sixty-five and older for seven years.

They identified that depressive disorder in women was connected with low levels of "good" high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), which puts them at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, including stroke.

On the other hand, depressive disorder in men was associated with low levels of "bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). This association was strongest in men with a hereditary vulnerability to depression related to a serotonin transporter gene.

Therefore, proper regulation of HDL-C and LDL-C levels may help reduce depression in the aging seniors, the study concluded.

The study appeared in the July 15 issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry (Reference:

Major dietary sources of cholesterol include dairy products, egg yolks, meat, pork, poultry, and shrimp. Plant products such as flax seeds and peanuts incorporate cholesterol-like substances called phytosterols.

Total cholesterol is defined as the sum of HDL (High-density lipoprotein), LDL (Low-density lipoprotein), and VLDL (Very-low-density lipoprotein). Usually, only the total, HDL, and triglycerides are memeasured.

Experts recommend to have cholesterol tested more frequently than five years if someone has total cholesterol of 200 mg/dL or higher, or if a man over age forty five or a woman over age 50 has HDL (good) cholesterol less than 40 mg/dL, or exist other risk components for coronary disease and stroke.

So...exactly what can you do to increase your HDL (good) and reduce your LDL (bad) levels?
1. Exercising can substantially increase HDL cholesterol while lowering LDL cholesterol.
2. Smoking cigarettes has been shown to lower HDL while raising LDL cholesterol.
3. Prepared, trans fats at the same time raise LDL cholesterol and lower HDL cholesterol.
4. Monounsaturated fats such as those found in organic olive oil and avocados increase HDL and lower LDL.
5. Fatty fish like sardines and salmon contain omega-3 fats that raise HDL and lower LDL.
6. Whole, intact grains contain dietary fiber and niacin, both of which raise HDL and may lower LDL.

Now it's all to you...

About me - Betty Doyle contributes articles for the blog. It's a nonprofit site specialized in her personal depression journey. The blog is targeted on presenting energy and hope to anyone who is suffering from depressive disorder and encourages those people to find the energy to fight back against the effects of depression. By doing this she would like to support alleviate some of the stigma mental illness depression can cause and help the public perception of mood diseases.

No comments: