Excessive accumulation of fat in the body leads to a condition called obesity that impacts over 700 million people globally. This condition is associated with several negative health effects, including hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol.
A high level of LDL-cholesterol or low-density lipoproteins is associated with certain heart diseases and artery changes that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Weight control can help to lower cholesterol, so an examination of the relationship between CBD and cholesterol levels is needed.
Obesity affects over 700 million people globally. A body mass index exceeding 30 kg per square meter resulting from excess fat accumulation is the medical standard for obesity. This condition is commonly associated with several conditions, including diabetes, heart diseases, some cancers, and high cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia. This usually asymptomatic condition indicates high levels of cholesterol in the blood, which can lead to heart disease and narrowing or hardening of the arteries that result in a heart attack or stroke. Diet, exercise and appetite reduction methods can reduce weight and lower cholesterol. It’s worth examining if there is a connection between CBD and cholesterol levels.
Understanding the Causes of Hypercholesterolemia
Cholesterol is a type of lipid used by the body to build membranes. It is transported in the blood inside protein particles, known as lipoproteins. High cholesterol is an indicator of a high number of lipids and lipoproteins in the blood. Elevated levels of low-density lipoproteins or LDL-cholesterol are associated with heart diseases and artery hardening and/or narrowing. High-density lipoproteins or HDL-cholesterol on the other hand, are beneficial.
Common risk factors for hypercholesterolemia include excessive weight, poor diet, stress and genetics. High cholesterol is often treated through lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, limiting alcohol, improved diet and exercise. Medication is also a common treatment.
Exploring CBD as a Treatment for High Cholesterol
Research has shown that CBD may have a positive effect on the heart and cardiovascular health. While a direct connection between CBD and cholesterol requires more studies, improvement in heart health can help lower cholesterol which can also lower the risk for certain heart diseases. It’s too early to draw a connection between CBD and fats intake or CBD and metabolism, which would have implications for weight management. An increase in appetite is often experienced by those taking THC, so the relationship between CBD and hunger also needs more investigation. Before starting a CDB oil regimen, always consult your physician.