Cholesterol is a fat/ lipid that is produced in the liver and its normal levels are necessary for the proper functioning of the body. When cholesterol levels are in the normal range, in a healthy body, the blood flows freely through the veins and arteries. Excessive amounts of bad cholesterol lead to formation of clots (plaques) in the blood vessels causing hypertension, angina, heart attacks, coronary artery disease and various other cardiovascular ailments.
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Published: September 6, 2012 8:50 am | Updated:February 24, 2015 7:14 pm