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Is Low Cholesterol Level Bad for Health?

By Javier Fuller

Cholesterol is not good for health. Or so, we have been told. But that may not be the whole truth. If you thought that having as low cholesterol as possible is the way to go, the impression needs to be corrected. Studies have proved that low cholesterol may also be a bad news in many cases.

A few researches have found some association of cancer with low cholesterol. However, it does not mean that low cholesterol is somehow instrumental in causing cancer. Prior to developing cancer symptoms the patient starts feeling a dip in his appetite, which causes his cholesterol level to sink.

This very talked-about study started by testing blood cholesterol levels in the patients. It was found that among the cancer patients the blood cholesterol level starting going down eight years before the person died of cancer.

There was another study, this time from Russia, which showed those people who had low cholesterol level were more inclined to drink heavily and grow thinner over the time than those who had normal cholesterol levels. Besides, the low cholesterol people were found to be less educated though this fact doesn't seem to have a medical angle but the experts are yet to find how these two things are related.

Though there is no evidence to show that low cholesterol level makes your life shorter. Yet, if you feel you have low level of cholesterol in your blood, visit a doctor forthwith and have yourself examined. Low cholesterol levels may be an early indication of developing cancer, and, as we all know, if detected early, cancer can be effectively treated.

So, you need not worry yourself too much about having low cholesterol, but must keep having regular checks-up. Medical experts are yet to figure out as to what all complications can be caused due to low cholesterol. Whether it is an indication of a disease or a problem itself, is yet to be known. The best way is to keep oneself informed about the goings on in one's body. So, make regular appointments with your physician and do keep them. If work leaves you with less time, get a cholesterol test kit to check the cholesterol level at home. And the moment you see any alarming fluctuations, let your doctor know immediately.

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