December 7, 2016

The lowdown on cholesterol

You choose a delicious sandwich spread from the shelf in the supermarket and you put it down immediately because you see those scary words - cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is what gives cholesterol such a bad rep and it is the cholesterol that your doctor warns you about. It contributes to plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can your clog arteries and make them less flexible. This condition is known as atherosclerosis. If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, a heart attack or stroke can result. (more…)
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