Understanding Cholesterol

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Cholesterol comes in two most common types, the LDL and the HDL. LDL is considered the bad cholesterol because it can clog arteries that carry blood away from the heart. HDL is considered the good cholesterol. This cholesterol helps in clearing fats in the body. High level of HDL in the body protects heart attacks. Triglycerides are another type of fat in the blood. Having high triglycerides and LDL, the risk of having heart attacks is very high.
Cholesterol is a type of lipid fat found in the blood. The body makes all the cholesterol because cells in the body need it, although it can also be obtain from eating foods. Too much LDL or bad cholesterol in the body significantly helps in clogging the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. Build-up of cholesterol in the arteries narrows the arteries which ultimately…

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