What to Know if Your Doctor Put You on Statins to Lower Cholesterol
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High cholesterol is a prime example of having too much of a good thing. Our bodies naturally make this substance in the liver and then transport it throughout the body for multiple functions, including hormone regulation, cell tissue regeneration, and vitamin absorption. When the system is working well, cholesterol can boost overall health. But when a certain type called low-density lipoprotein-LDL, sometimes dubbed the “bad” kind-is overproduced, not only does it block the “good” kind called high-density lipoprotein , but it can also begin to accumulate in the arteries and form thick...
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