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Cholesterol

Posted On February 24, 2016 at 8:12 am by / No Comments

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol produced in you body is a soft, waxy substance found among the lipids (fats) in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. It’s an important part of a healthy body because it’s used to form cell membranes, some hormones and other needed tissues. But a high level of cholesterol in the blood – hypercholesterolemia – is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, which causes heart attacks. Cholesterol and other fats can’t dissolve in the blood. They have to be transported to and from the cells by special carriers of lipids and proteins called lipoproteins. There are several kinds, but the ones to be most concerned about are low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL).

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