Knowing the facts about cholesterol can reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Cholesterol is found in every cell in your body. Cholesterol is a lipidic, waxy alcohol found in the cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma. Cholesterol is used by your body to build healthy cells, as well as some vital hormones. When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries.






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