Yes. It'll mostly be the cholesterol that's doing it. High sugars can cause damage to the heart arteries too, but i'm unaware of low sugar doing the same. That said, most people with documented low sugars are diabetics taking meds for the condition, and such patients almost invariably have a degree of heart artery involvement from their condition.
I have read that high cholesterol isn't correlated with heart disease and that triglyceride levels and blood pressure are better indicators. True?
False. All of the parameters of the lipid profile are significant. We look to have your total cholesterol under 180. The ldl-cholesterol should at least be below 100 and even lower if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Triglycerides should be below 150. The HDL fraction of cholesterol is beneficial to have at least over 39. Read more...