Why High Blood Cholesterol Levels Are Dangerous

Cholesterol, like fat, cannot move around the bloodstream on its own because it does not mix with water. T he bloodstream carries cholesterol in particles called lipoproteins that are like blood-borne cargo trucks delivering cholesterol to various body tissues to be used, stored or excreted. Bu t too much of this circulating cholesterol can injure arteries, especially the coronary ones that supply the heart. Thi s leads to accumulation of cholesterol-laden

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