If not only LDL/HDL ratio is more than 2.5 but also blood pressure is high, blood sugar is high or there is a habit of smoking, the risk that heart attack occurs will go up.
If HDL cholesterol increases, HDL cholesterol attaches and retrieves LDL cholesterol in the plaque. So even if you have a white shining plaque, if you can increase HDL cholesterol, you can lower the cubic contents of LDL cholesterol and the risk of heart attack.
To decrease LDL cholesterol, take a lot of water-soluble dietary fibers which are contained in root vegetables such as carrot, daikon radish or burdock, mushrooms, sea vegetables and sticky foods such as okra, natto (fermented soybeans), avocado or yamaimo (Japanese yam). In the intestines, a water-soluble fiber becomes gel by dissolving in water and wraps LDL cholesterol and discharges it as feces.
To increase HDL cholesterol, walking is considered as the best. Walking 8000 to 10000 steps every day increases a hormone called lipoprotein lipase which has the function to increase HDL cholesterol, resulting in the increase of HDL cholesterol.
But since it takes time to increase HDL cholesterol, to improve the condition in a short period of time, it is important how much LDL cholesterol you can decrease.
If you are considered as having a white shining plaque, it is better to start with eating more water-soluble dietary fibers.
For 10 days, 52 years old female who had a white shining plaque tried the following things.
1. Eating more than 8 g (about 0.3 oz.) of water-soluble dietary fibers (equals to 5 packs of natto) every day.
2. Walking more than 8000 steps every day.
10 days later she had another blood test.
LDL cholesterol changed from 181 to 165 (mg/dl). LDL cholesterol decreased by 16.
HDL cholesterol changed from 56 to 55 (mg/dl). HDL cholesterol didn’t change due to the shortness of the verification period.
But LDL/HDL ratio decreased from 3.2 to 3.0 within 10 days (guide line 2.5).
If you might have a white shining plaque, please try walking and eating water-soluble fibers.