A recent study which appeared on the Journal of American College of Cardiology suggests that the guidelines for the risk factors for heart disease must be further tightened.

Experts who are pushing for the tightest control of the risk factors like blood pressure and bad cholesterol point out that the lower you get for these tests the better the outcome will be.

They have formed the conclusion after looking into the data about the arteries of around 3437 men who participated in several studies conducted by the Cleveland Clinic. The trials involved using ultrasound probes to check for the fatty deposits along the lining of the blood vessels.

The deposits of fats were thinnest for those men who demonstrated the lowest levels of bad cholesterol or LDL. This was also correlated to the low blood pressure readings.

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It may be a common knowledge that high total cholesterol is bad for your health. This may lead to several problems like a heart attack. Most of us do not know that too much cholesterol also affects our eyesight.

Doctors from the Stahl Eye Center in New York declare that too much cholesterol increases the risk factor for occluding the blood vessels in your eyes.

Just like any other organ, the eyes need a good blood supply. Too much cholesterol prevents blood from going coming out of the eye in a normal way.

With retinal vein occlusion, the passage way or the blood vessel coming out of the retina gets narrower and narrower because of cholesterol and the slow flow of blood which eventually develops into a clot. The case is the same for arteries.

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