Is your cholesterol borderline high in the summer? If so, you may want to get tested again in the winter.

This is why… According to bottom line health reports, in a two year review of more than 227,000 adults, researchers found that lower density lipoprotein (LDL) levels increased an average of 7 mg/dl during the winter months compared with the summer. This led to an overall 8% increase in the prevalence of high cholesterol levels.

As a result of this increase, the question still remains, why does my cholesterol level increase in the winter? The shorter days of winter result to less exposure of vitamin D – low levels of this vitamin may increase LDL levels.

You can also discuss your nutritional needs with one of the doctors here at South Orange Chiropractic Center.