Introduction: High Cholesterol


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High Cholesterol: High levels of blood cholesterol, triglycerides, or other lipids.

High Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced by the liver to help meet the body’s need for hormones and bile acids. It also enters the body when high-fat foods are consumed and when the body’s cholesterol level is higher than necessary for normal cell functioning. The resulting high blood cholesterol is a condition that greatly increases your chances of developing coronary heart disease. That is because extra cholesterol in the blood settles on the inner walls of the arteries, narrowing them, allowing less blood to pass through them to the heart. The higher your total blood cholesterol level, the greater your heart disease risk. 1

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1. excerpt from High Blood Cholesterol: NWHIC

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