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Culprit Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an essential fat made by liver. Many people get additional cholesterol by eating meat and dairy products. Too much dietary intake may raise blood cholesterol levels which lead to heart disease. Cholesterol is transported through bloodstream by lipoproteins.

HDLs (high-density lipoproteins) are called "good" because they move cholesterol away from artery walls and back to liver.

LDLs (low-density lipoproteins) are called "bad" because they keep cholesterol circulating in blood, causing arteries to become clogged with deposits.

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