With the development of civilization and technological advances, the length of human life has increased considerably. There are also more hazards caused by environmental factors that lead to illnesses or disturbances in the human body. An irregular or unhealthy lifestyle is mainly responsible for the emergence of cardiovascular diseases and chronic diseases.
A number of risks and vulnerabilities are genetically determined and an appropriate study allows identification of individual predispositions of the organism in question to a specific disorder. By knowing the results of such a study, you can change your lifestyle accordingly and take preventive prophylaxis against illness.
Cholesterol is a chemical compound that occurs in the human body. It is present in the blood and plasma and is involved in the production of hormones, absorption of vitamins, and is also a component of cells. Maintained at the appropriate level helps in the proper functioning of the body, in excess leads to many diseases.
Too high cholesterol levels hinder blood flow because it is deposited on the walls of the vessels. A slowed blood flow causes cells to receive less oxygen and function worse. In addition, the embedding of cholesterol in the arteries can cause them to complete cloggling. On the other hand, too little cholesterol levels impair the body's ability to absorb vitamins and properly break down fat. Too high cholesterol levels can lead to: atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke. In turn, too low cholesterol, interferes with the absorption of vitamin D, increases the risk of depression and adversely affects the immune system.
We distinguish two types of cholesterol (fractions) of HDL-high saturated, called "Good" and LDL – low saturated, called "bad". They are associated with proteins that support their excretion. The study examines the variant of the APOE gene responsible for the body's cholesterol. The human body has two copies of this gene. Their variant determines what type of protein involved in the transport of cholesterol will arise. The APOE gene may have different variants through a single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). They determine the type of protein that is created by the action of the gene. Depending on the type of protein, it acts to varying degrees into two fractions of cholesterol and thus to their overall concentration in the body.
Abnormal cholesterol levels are threatening for everyone. In the high-risk group of disorders are mainly people with obesity, malnourishing, or having thyroid problems. Checking the predisposition to break down cholesterol is recommended to all who want to take care of their health and to undertake prophylaxis of diseases of the circulatory system.
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