High cholestrol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the liver and also acquired through diet. It is found in the blood and in all cells in the body. The body uses cholesterol to produce bile, some hormones, vitamin D, cell membranes, and myelin (the material that surrounds nerves). A high level of cholesterol in the blood is called hypercholesterolemia. High levels of blood cholesterol have been linked to heart disease.

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