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5 Facts You Need To Know About Cholesterol

5 Facts You Need To Know About Cholesterol

Everyone knows that cholesterol is serious stuff and that elevated blood cholesterol is bad for health. You know that you need to get your levels checked regularly and that high levels increase your risk of heart disease. Although you may know some basic facts about cholesterol, there are a few things that you may have no idea about it. Here are some surprising facts about cholesterol. High cholesterol could be genetic: Genetics are the most common cause for high levels of LDL “bad cholesterol” and triglycerides. When you eat foods that contain cholesterol, like meat, fish, and dairy, your body automatically gets rid of the excess. But how much cholesterol you get rid of depends on your genes. People with …

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