Dec 29, 2009

The Water-pipe Theory

Kandungan kolesterol yang tinggi di dalam darah tidak semestinya bererti tidak sihat. Sebab itulah istilah 'kolesterol tinggi sebenarnya boleh dikatakan agak tidak relevan. Malah sebahagian doktor pada hari ini masih lagi menggunakan istilah tersebut, sedangkan istilah 'kolesterol tinggi' semata-mata bukanlah cerita penuhnya.

Badan kita mengandungi HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) atau kolesterol 'baik' yang berfungsi membawa kolesterol berlebihan daripada tisu badan ke hati untuk diproses, sedangkan LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) atau kolesterol 'jahat' yang berfungsi membawa kolesterol yang dibuat di dalam hati ke tisu.

Maka jika kandungan HDL tinggi, ianya baik untuk badan, sedangkan jika kandungan LDL tinggi ia boleh menyebabkan 'atherosclerosis', satu keadaan di mana kolesterol terkumpul di dinding salur darah menyebabkan tingginya risiko penyakit jantung.

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This is another book that i strongly recommend to medical students especially. You probably recognize the author from the best-selling book The South Beach Diet. He's a medical doctor specialized in non-invasive cardiac imaging. This is an eye-opening book that will shift your paradigm on how atherosclerosis actually occurs.

The traditional water-pipe theory (atheroma that percipated slowly at the artery wall occluding the vessels) is explained and being proved wrong although it's the most popular theory among doctors and medical students. If you wanna know what is the more accurate theory introduced by Dr. Arthur Agatston, go and read this interesting and easy-to-understand book (^_^)

2 comments:

Atiqah said...

aslmwbt
baru tadi belajar pasal LDL, HDL.
buku ni macam menarik. iklankan ye bile ebook dia keluar~
[dasar kedekut]

Effy Saiful said...

hehe..beli laa puas hati sikit baca.. tak mahal..kt msia tu dlm rm30 je.. good investment ;)