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Does drinking too much beer increase cholesterol levels

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Does drinking too much beer increase cholesterol levels?

PK :

Hello

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Welcome to just answer.

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I am here to answer you.

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Yes you are right alcohol consumption like beer can increase cholestrol levels.

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Thus if these levels are high the person is to avoid alcohol consumption .

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So too much beer can increase these levels further.

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You there ?

Customer:

yes

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I hope you are getting my point ?

Customer:

I sometimes have 7 or 8 pints a day

PK :

Well that is a lot.

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that can cause an increase in cholesterol levels.

Customer:

4 to 5% strength

PK :

Yes it can cause an elevated level.

Customer:

my top number is XXXXX mmol/L

Customer:

and I'm not overweight and exercise regularly

PK :

Yes I get your point .

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Alcohol can by itself elevate these levels.

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Thus you should avoid it as your values are high.

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The amount you mentioned is excessive.

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If you have a pint once a while it is still fine.

Customer:

the bottom figures are: triglycerides 3.35 and ldl cholesterol is 4.82

Customer:

problem is probably I'm hooked on beer (alcohol)

PK :

Ok

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You should try and bring it down

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as elevated cholesterol levels can cause further complications.

Customer:

to the heart?

PK :

Yes to the heart as well.

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It can cause atherosclerosis .

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Reducing the alcohol is important .

PK :

As your diet is healthy it is a positive,

Customer:

if I cut it out altogether how soon could I get it down to say 5.0??

PK :

Well it really depends from person to person....but you will note a fall in a couple of months...

Customer:

I need an incentive!!

PK :

It should come bk to normal in a few months along with exercise and a healthy diet.

PK :

Increased cholestrol also increases chances of heart issues.

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Thus it can be life threatening as well.

PK :

You should avoid alcohol and try reduce the choesterol the normal way .

PK :

I hope this answers you .

Customer:

Many thanks

PK :


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PK :

You are welcome

Customer:

I'm going to have to go

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