High Cholesterol Is Particularly Harmful for Middle-Aged Men

Emily Butler

It is true to say that high cholesterol levels are particularly harmful for middle-aged men. The matter is that people at this age are at a higher risk for heart attacks than women are, according to Norwegian researchers.

A study was conducted with more than 40,000 men and women who were up to 60 years of age. As a result, men with high cholesterol had a 35% higher risk of having a heart attack, in comparison with women.

To lower the risk of heart attack, men at a risk have to change their lifestyle, stick to a healthy diet and do regular exercises. According to the words of researcher Madssen, this is especially true in men who smoke of have a family history of heart attacks.