Is there a correlation between high cholesterol in certain regions of the United States and Super Bowl interest in those same regions? On the surface, there certainly appear to be signs of a slight correlation. When we researched just how popular a Google search phrase like “Super Bowl 2013” has been in the last couple weeks, we noticed that Southerners and Midwesterners were much more interested in this topic…or at least that’s what they were telling Google by their search behavior. We really thought it was interesting that the one region most interested in this year’s Super Bowl game was also the same region with the highest reported cholesterol levels, according to data from the CDC.
While we certainly don’t want to suggest that having an interest in the upcoming Super Bowl game is somehow directly tied to high cholesterol, we do think it’s worth it to draw attention to the problem of high cholesterol in the United States. After all, controlling your cholesterol levels is all about making lifestyle adjustments right? Is that plate of nachos and cheese going to move you closer to your cholesterol health goals or further away from the goal line? What if you add a pulled pork sandwich to that plate along with a few hush puppies? Those extra milligrams of cholesterol can really add up, especially on gameday.
But fear not. We’ve added some tips on how you can make healthier decisions to guard against high cholesterol.