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High cholesterol means you have more cholesterol present in your bloodstream than is necessary for normal, healthy functioning.
High cholesterol, particularly high LDLs, increase the risk of plaque build up in the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which increases the risk of disorders of the cardiovascular (circulatory) system, the heart and all the body's blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries). The most common areas for plaque build up are:
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