Atherosclerosis (High Cholesterol) – By Phuong Bui

Atherosclerosis (High Cholesterol) is a very dangerous disease that have caused many deaths for millions of people! There are many reasons why I chose to do my Health Buzz on High Cholesterol. I chose to do my Health Buzz on this topic because I think that everyone deserves to know about this disease as many people think (I used to think this too) that high cholesterol doesn’t affect you that much but they are completely WRONG. Another reason, I chose this topic is because I connect to this to my dad, aunts, and grandma, who have extremely high cholesterol.

I want my friends and everyone to be cautious about the causes for high cholesterol, what they eat, their physical activity, their weight, health, and every other aspect that we can control so that you don’t have high cholesterol because high cholesterol is a deathly disease that can cause so many problems, the main effect of it is causing heart attacks, but there are many more. I was very interested about this topic as it is relevant to me because I might have high cholesterol, it is in my genes.

This topic is relevant for teenagers as they tend to eat too much junk food, oils, and fats and that is the main reason that causes high cholesterol. All the main causes of high cholesterol is featured in the process of adolescence. They tend to eat alot of saturated fats, usually in that time some are overweight. Teenagers also tend to have a low level of physical activity. These two main causes for high cholesterol is present in the daily routine of every teenager.

I am very glad that I chose this topic because my learning has expanded and changed ALOT. I expanded my learning on what cholesterol was, what causes it, the effects were, the different types of cholesterol and their functions. Before I did this project I didn’t think that high cholesterol was this relevant and it wasn’t a really harmful disease that affected you that much. Now, after researching about it in this project, I learned that it can cause many problems, such as heart attacks, stress, lose stool, poor appetite, tiredness/depression, chest/stomach distention, and bumps of veins on your eyes. The most important thing I took away was that,it was an important concept to know so that I can take precaution, not eat trans fats, exercise alot, watch my weight, not smoke and make sure my overall health is healthy!

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Where Cholesterol forms

Where Cholesterol forms


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