I strongly advise you to stop these poor lifestyle habits as they spike an increase in bad cholesterol levels;
Excess Drinking and Smoking
Excessive drinking and smoking interfere with smooth cholesterol metabolism due to these products’ harmful or toxic substances. This tends to lower the good HDL cholesterol and raise the bad LDL cholesterol.
Lack of Physical Exercises
Regular workouts can help maintain balanced cholesterol amounts. However, a sedentary lifestyle without engaging in any fitness activity. Slows down how the body uses the fat transported by cholesterol lipids, causing an increase in bad LDL cholesterol as more fat builds up and the HDL cholesterol decreases.
Unhealthy Eating Habits
Consuming foods high in added sugars, saturated fats, sodium, and other chemicals while eliminating plant-based meals in your diets can trigger a spike in bad LDL cholesterol.
Why Is High Cholesterol a Health Risk?
High levels of LDL or bad cholesterol can lead to the build-up of fats and cholesterol around the blood vessels, especially artery linings, which narrow down the blood vessels, increasing the risk of stroke, heart attacks, hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases.