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Cholesterol Basics

Cholesterol is a fatty molecule that is manufactured by your liver. You need cholesterol in order to help you manufacture certain types of hormones. However, too much cholesterol circulating through the blood can lead to heart disease.

High Cholesterol - What Have You Done to Prevent High Cholesterol
There are many ways to prevent high cholesterol, including smoking cessation, eating healthy, and exercising.

What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol has a "double personality" in our bodies. While we need it to carry out important physiological functions, too much of it can cause heart disease.

How Cholesterol Works: A Brief Overview
Cholesterol is an important molecule that performs many functions in the body, but too much of it can be detrimental to your heart health. This article will teach you how cholesterol works, and the different types of cholesterol.

Where Does High Cholesterol Come From?
There are two main causes of high cholesterol - diet and genes. This article outlines what causes high cholesterol and how to treat high cholesterol.

What Is High Cholesterol?
High cholesterol is a condition where too much cholesterol is circulating through your body. Find out how high cholesterol can affect your health and what you can do about it.

About - Cholesterol Quiz: What's Your Number?
If you are trying to watch your cholesterol and fat intake, and LOVE to cook, there are many websites available to help you make anything imaginable to eat.

What Are High Cholesterol Symptoms?
High cholesterol symptoms are a little different than other diseases. With some conditions, you have a set of symptoms that you experience. With high cholesterol, however, the symptoms are a little different. In fact, it is the lack of symptoms that surprises most people when they are diagnosed with high cholesterol. Despite this, there are some things that you can do to detect high cholesterol. …

Do I Really Need To Worry About High Cholesterol?
High cholesterol doesn't have any symptoms associated with it, so does that mean you can ignore it? Absolutely not. This article not only addresses why you need to worry about high cholesterol, but also the consequences of ignoring it.

Common Myths Surrounding High Cholesterol
There are many rumors out there circulating about high cholesterol levels. Some of them are true, however, many of them are myths. Learn about the most common myths surrounding high cholesterol.

Lipidology: An Emerging Field
With all of this talk about cholesterol, you would think that there would be a field that specializes in it - and there is. Lipidology, the study of lipids, studies cholesterol and how it affects the body.

Can Your Cholesterol Be Too Low?
So, you've heard about the damaging effects that high cholesterol has on your body. But can your cholesterol be too low? This report has the answer.

I Have High Cholesterol - So What?
Just because you don't feel like you have high cholesterol levels, it doesn't mean that you don't have it. Leaving your cholesterol levels unchecked can lead to a variety of complications, and in some cases, even death.

What Is Cholesterol Good For?
We hear a lot about how too much cholesterol in the body is bad for us. However, cholesterol performs a variety of important biological functions in the body, so it it greatly needed. Let's examine some of the good things that cholesterol does in the body.

Buddying Up to Lower Cholesterol
Keeping your cholesterol levels in check can be a little hard at first. However, having one or more friends to help keep you on track can help keep your cholesterol levels -- and your heart -- healthy.

Five Things You Should Do Now If You Have Been Diagnosed with High Cholesterol
Just finding out that you have high cholesterol? If so, there are a few things you can do to keep your cholesterol levels healthy.

What Are the Symptoms of Having High Cholesterol?
High cholesterol symptoms -- can you feel them? This article discusses what high cholesterol levels may feel like and what you should do about them.

Diet for Low-Cholesterol: Prevention of More Than Just Heart Attack
This article explains that weight loss and a low-cholesterol diet are important for more than just heart attack prevention alone. Medical experts Dr. Adam Skolnick, Dr. Wayne Bond Lau, and Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, offer comments.

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