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High Blood Cholesterol

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What is high blood cholesterol?
Cholesterol is used to build healthy cells in the body. However, having too much is bad for you. You may create fatty plugs in your blood vessels. These plugs can make it hard for blood to flow. If that happens, many health problems will come up. Check with your doctor or medical provider to see if you are at risk.

What causes high blood cholesterol?
Smoking, Obesity, large waist, and diabetes

What can high blood cholesterol lead to?
Heart Disease, Heart Attack, Stroke, and Chest Pains

What can you do to prevent it?
You can prevent many health problems by just eating healthy and exercising often. Also, lowering your cholesterol intake, not smoking, and drinking less alcohol will help a lot. With these positive changes, you can live a long and healthy life!

Resources
Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/basics/definition/con-20020865
WebMD http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/tc/high-triglycerides-overview

Special Thanks
Derek Chang graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. Go Utes! He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He aspires to become a physician-entrepreneur to find and create new ways of improving overall patient health. He enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, reading books, meeting new people, and learning anything new.

 

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