Can exercise prevent high cholesterol?

So I have a pretty garbage diet, would be surprised if I didn't have high cholesterol (planning on getting a blood test), but for what it's worth, I do bike ride for 30 minutes per day and work at a very active job. Would that activity play a big role in lowering cholesterol levels?

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  • 2 months ago

    i think its possible

  • 1465
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    2 months ago

    Cholesterol is a grossly misunderstood substance. It doesn't build up because a person eats it. If this were true, then obese people would be dropping like flies since they obviously eat more cholesterol than normal-weight people.

    The body gets roughly 25% of its cholesterol from food. It gets rid of what it doesn't have a need for.

    Cholesterol doesn't just arbitrarily form in the body - it's a life-saving substance used to protect the arteries.

    A full explanation can be found here:

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