Large amounts of fried and junk foods in daily diets and a lack of exercise contribute to a situation where so many people in western countries suffer from high cholesterol. The human body needs a certain level of cholesterol, but problems occur when the LDL (usually labeled as the bad cholesterol) is greatly out of proportion with the HDL (or good) cholesterol. It seems that broccoli spouts help lower LDL and increase HDL so they might help reduce the risks of artery blockage and heart attacks linked to dangerously high cholesterol.
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