In Western countries, cholesterol levels are reduced

In Western countries, cholesterol levels are reduced


The levels of cholesterol in people from Western countries are declining sharply, but in countries with low and middle incomes, particularly in Asia, it rose between 1980 and 2018. The largest, of the British heart Foundation-funded study includes data from more than 100 million people from 200 countries, and the sheet is in the tray "Nature" appeared.

Around the world by 2017 3.9 million deaths were induced by a high cholesterol level, half of them in East, South and Southeast Asia. Countries in Western Europe such as Belgium, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Malta, in 1980, to the "Cholesterol-Spitzenreitern" included, have been superseded by Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Among other things, in China, which was reflected in 1980 to the countries with the lowest Cholesterol were observed in the 39 years up to 2018, the largest increase to be. Professor Majid Ezzati of the Imperial School of Public Health in London said: "For the first Time, the highest cholesterol levels is outside of the Western world."

In Germany, the cholesterol level drops

In Germany, women were at the "schlechten" Cholesterol in 1980, the world on the 23. Space, in 2018 they were on the 100. Space slipped. In the Europe-wide comparison, they were from the 19th century. on the 27. Space improved. Similarly, it looked at the men: from 1980 to 2018 your place in the world of 24. on the 83. Place improved, Europe-wide, by 21. as of December 31. Place.

Part of the reduction of cholesterol in Western countries is due to the increased use of statins. The are drugs for lowering cholesterol, are widely used in countries with low and middle incomes is still far. The researchers point out that still a large number of people have undiagnosed or uncontrolled elevated cholesterol values, and thus a higher risk for diseases of the cardiovascular system is exposed to. You recommend especially to people over 40, to cause the cholesterol level to the doctor to check.