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Cholesterol is a type of fat found in all the body’s cells and carried around the body in the bloodstream. It is produced by the liver and most of the cells in the body. It is also found in some foods. Cholesterol is essential for the body’s functioning.

What is high cholesterol and signs of it?

High cholesterol is when there is too much cholesterol in the blood. The excess amounts can build up on the walls of the blood vessels and form plaques that narrow the arteries making it harder for blood to glow to the heart and organs. This increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

High cholesterol generally has no signs and symptoms, so many people are unaware that they even have it. That’s why it’s important for cholesterol levels to be checked.

Get the facts about high cholesterol levels

Get your free cholesterol information pack. Some of the information you will discover in this pack includes:

  • What is high cholesterol?
  • What causes high cholesterol?
  • High cholesterol signs and symptoms
  • High cholesterol levels: what’s normal?
  • How can you lower high cholesterol levels or prevent it?