Cholesterol is a waxy substance that comes from two sources: the body and food. The body, and especially the liver, produces sufficient amounts of cholesterol and circulates it through the blood. But cholesterol is also found in foods from animal sources, such as meat and full-fat dairy products. The liver produces more cholesterol when consuming a diet high in saturated and trans fats.Excess cholesterol can form plaque between layers of artery walls, making it harder for the heart to circulate blood. Plaque can break open and cause blood clots. If a clot blocks an artery that feeds the brain, it causes a stroke. If it blocks an artery that feeds the heart, it causes a heart attack.
There are two types of cholesterol: "good" and "bad." Too much of one type — or not enough of another — can increase the risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke.
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