Consulting a doctor about cholesterol levels is a good idea at any age. But it’s particularly important for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, as excess levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol can upset the body’s delicate balance of hormones and help to exacerbate the multiple symptoms of PCOS.
It’s even more essential to keep a check on the numbers from around age 45 onwards because womens’ total cholesterol levels start to become higher than those of men.
For women, desirable numbers are less than 200mg/dL of total cholesterol, while LDL cholesterol levels should be less than 100mg/dL.
Tip: Improve your statistics by eating much less animal protein and switching to more fish and plant-based foods.
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