Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in the blood. It is naturally produced and although everyone needs a certain amount to stay healthy, to
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in the blood. It is naturally produced and although everyone needs a certain amount to stay healthy, too much of “bad” cholesterol known as non-high-density lipoproteins or non-HDL, can cause a build-up in the walls of blood vessels.
In order to assess how much an individual’s arteries have been blocked, a specialist test known as a carotid artery test can be carried out. Something that Bradley referred to as “game-changing”.
The test is able to detect how much “furring” an individual has. This refers to the amount of fatty deposits that have built up in the walls of the arteries and how close they could be to a potentially life-threatening stroke.
Taking heed of the doctors warning Bradley made some drastic changes to his diet and lifestyle. The star started to eat more fruit, vegetables, salads and fish, and became conscious of hidden sugars.
“This was literally just prior to lockdown,” Bradley explained. “Then lockdown hit. I got on the scales and saw I’d hit 14st 9lbs, the heaviest I’ve ever been. I really was quite big.
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