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Did you know that cholesterol levels tend to spike in January?
In a comprehensive three-year study conducted by the University of Copenhagen, a surprising observation was made regarding cholesterol levels and their fluctuation during the year. The study involved 25,764 participants and the findings were clear: the average cholesterol level of the participants was recorded at 197mg/dL in June. Fast forward to January, and this number jumped up to 240mg/dL. The average LDL (commonly referred to as the 'bad cholesterol') level was found to be 108mg/dL in June, and 143mg/dL in January.
The surge in cholesterol levels during January is largely attributed to our festive indulgences. The fatty foods we tend to enjoy during the Christmas holidays, coupled with reduced physical activity, are likely to play a role in this spike.
Given these insights, perhaps it's time for a change in perspective. Instead of making New Year resolutions about various goals, why don’t we start focusing on managing our cholesterol levels in January? It's a health-driven resolution that might just make all the difference!