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The higher your blood cholesterol, the greater your risk for heart attack or stroke. That’s why you need to know your cholesterol level.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood. It can build up to dangerous levels in the arteries of the heart and other parts of the body.
Did you know that diet and exercise affect cholesterol? Get all the facts so you can successfully manage your cholesterol levels.
Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy.
Risk factors are conditions and habits that raise your cholesterol. Changes you make in your day-to-day life help you fight these risk factors.
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Last updated June 06, 2017