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Is high cholesterol dangerous?

Cholesterol is an essential substance for humans and all animals, as it builds and repairs cell membranes and also plays a role in vitamin D production, cell communication and other biochemical proces...


Why does high cholesterol increase your chances of a stroke or heart attack?

Every cell in the human body needs cholesterol. The liver makes most of the body cholesterol. Only a small proportion comes from our diet. The bloodstream transports cholesterol from the liver to the ...


What is the best cholesterol diet?

Cholesterol is a crucial building block for cell walls and is also vital for producing certain hormones. However, moderation is key, and the same goes for cholesterol. High cholesterol in the blood is...


High cholesterol and heart disease

When you think cholesterol, do you think bad? Well, at least I do, but did you know our body actually needs cholesterol of function properly. Cholesterol is also necessary to make certain hormones in ...


What happens inside your blood vessels when you have high cholesterol?

Cholesterol has negative connotations. When you think of cholesterol, you regard it as harmful to the body. Little do you know, our body needs cholesterol to function correctly. Cholesterol is a cruci...


Is red meat actually bad for you?

In 2015, The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified red meat as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. This result came as a shock to most people. After all, most of us do like...


Statins and alcohol

Drinking alcohol while taking statins is not advisable.  If you do choose to drink, it is important that you do not drink excessively.  Consuming large amounts of alcohol with a statin ...


All about cholesterol

Cholesterol is a natural substance made by your liver or consumed in foods, and is necessary for our health. However, too much cholesterol (and specific types of cholesterol) are associated with ...

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