Elevated lipid panel / blood cholesterol can put you at a risk of cardiovascular disease, including the number one killed in the US, heart disease. Clogging of your blood vessels is a complicated process involving inflammation and excessive fat particles in your blood. Dietary and lifestyle interventions help restore your cardiovascular health, decrease blood cholesterol and overall inflammation.
High blood pressure doesn’t come with age: this we know from rural populations such as Kenia, rural Africa and the Blue zones of the world. Hypertension comes from the western eating patterns and the modern lifestyle, these modifiable variables can have an impact on your blood pressure and cardiovascular health.
According to the American Heart Association “a healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease.”
Useful resources: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating