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High cholesterol

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) in your blood. High cholesterol means that you have too much of the fat in your blood. Your body needs some cholesterol. But if you have too much, it can build up in your arteries and increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.

 
 

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