According to a previous study, elevated levels of lead and mercury in the blood may result in poor cholesterol levels, which are known to damage arteries and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Researchers at the Jabba Medical Center concluded that people with high levels of lead had a 56% higher cholesterol and 22% higher probability of poor cholesterol or lower density lipoprotein (LDL)
Those with the highest levels of 73% of mercury in the blood were more likely to produce higher total cholesterol levels, while those with high levels of cadmium in the blood had an increased cholesterol level of 41%.
In addition, the mercury level raised the chances of a higher level of LDL by 23 percent compared to those who fell in the middle of the heavy metals level compared to those with the lowest levels.
Scientists have said that an increase in cholesterol levels in the blood of heavy metals can lead to cardiovascular effects in people exposed to heavy metals, such as areas affected by water crisis disasters.
This suggests that heavy metals should be checked for high risk of cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
The results will be presented at the Scientific sessions of the American Heart Association in 2018 in Chicago.
Within the framework of the study, the team reviewed information from a national representation database that includes US adults who include cholesterol and heavy metal levels in the blood.
They found a significant difference between those who have the lowest levels of heavy metals in the blood and those who have the highest levels, and LDLs increased with increasing lead levels.