Bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol).......

By shoulders Latest Reply 2011-09-13 14:15:09 -0500
Started 2011-09-12 19:09:17 -0500

You should try to keep bad cholesterol as low as possible.When the Doctor tells you that you have high cholesterol, it means that your bad cholesterol is too high. With your cholesterol to high it can build up on the walls of your arteries. The build up is called plaque, the plaque can narrow the arteries and make it harder for blood to flow, which can lead to Heart Attacks and Strokes. Keeping bad cholesterol at a low level can help avoid these problems.

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shoulders 2011-09-12 19:14:20 -0500 Report

The liver makes the cholesterol. We all need some cholesterol, our bodies make all the cholesterol we need. There are two main types of cholesterol, called "bad" and the "Good." Bad cholesterol damages the heart and arteries, but good cholesterol does not cause damage.