Cholesterol is an essential substance which is produced by the liver and is used as a building block throughout the body.
Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, carries cholesterol to the places in the body where its needed, while HDL, or high-density lipoprotein, takes cholesterol back to the lever for disposal from the body.
A person’s cholesterol is considered high when the balance between LDL and HDL tips in favour of the low-density lipoproteins and this can be due to poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, diabetes, or genetics.
Feeling pain on the left-side of your chest could be a warning your cholesterol levels are dangerously high.
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