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Cholesterol is found in the blood and every cell in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to work properly. But, High Cholesterol is a condition in which excess amounts of cholesterol are found in the blood. This excess can build up and form plaques on the inner walls of arteries. The plaque narrows the vessels and makes them less flexible, a condition called atherosclerosis, which can lead to heart attack and stroke.
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