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Journal of Food and Clinical Nutrition

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High cholesterol- Risk factors, Complications and Prevention

Author(s): Ozlem Tokusoglu*

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood stream. Body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease.

High cholesterol levels develop fatty deposits in the blood vessels which eventually deposits making it difficult for the free flow of blood to the arteries. Sometimes these deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that causes a heart attack or stroke.