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Causes of High Cholesterol

One year ago   |   By Active Beat

Cholesterol is a thick substance that can be found in the blood. While some cholesterol is good-your body actually needs it to build healthy cells-having very high cholesterol (also known as hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolemia) can have a negative impact on your heart, eventually leading to heart disease, according to the Mayo Clinic. In some situations this can result in fatty deposits building up in the blood vessels (a condition referred to as atherosclerosis), making it more difficult for blood to flow through the arteries.
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