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What is Cholesterol?

  By posted Feb 19th 2013
Healthy Living

What is Cholesterol?


Arteriosclerosis


Due to increasing changes in our lifestyles and the junk-food culture, the incidences of heart attacks among younger generations have gone up. Therefore, it is recommended that you get your first cholesterol check done at 20 years of age, and then follow it up with cholesterol checks every five years. People who have raised levels of cholesterol and those who already suffer from conditions like hypertension,diabetes or have a family history of heart disease, and smokers should repeat it more frequently.


Excess cholesterol is deposited in the arteries of the blood vessels over a period of time, this leads to the formation of ‘plague’. If left unchecked plague can cause arteries to narrow and harden, a condition known as arteriosclerosis. Health conditions caused as a result of arteriosclerosis is the leading cause of death. 


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