Updated: Dec 29, 2018 13:44 IST
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 29 (ANI): Did you know! All that binge eating during Christmas results in six times higher cholesterol?
According to a recent study, right after the Christmas break, levels are 20 percent higher than in the summer.
Carried out by researchers at University of Copenhagen, the findings of the study have been published in the journal ‘Atherosclerosis’.
All that butter and cream in Christmas food may possibly boost cholesterol levels more than assumed up to now. In a new study of 25,000 Danes, researchers conclude that cholesterol levels after the Christmas holiday are six times higher after the Christmas break.
“Our study shows strong indications that cholesterol levels are influenced by the fatty food we consume when celebrating Christmas. The fact that so many people have high cholesterol readings straight after the Christmas holiday is very surprising,” said Dr. Anne Langsted.
Nine out of ten of the people participating in the study had elevated cholesterol after Christmas. People who already have high cholesterol should perhaps be even more alert to their cholesterol levels during the Christmas holidays.
“For individuals, this could mean that if their cholesterol readings are high straight after Christmas, and they could consider having another test taken later on in the year,” said another of the article’s authors, Dr. Signe Vedel-Krogh.
“In any event, there is a greater risk of finding that you have elevated cholesterol if you go to the doctor and have your cholesterol tested straight after Christmas. It is important to be aware of this, both for doctors who treat high cholesterol and those wishing to keep their cholesterol levels down,” she concluded. (ANI)