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Health | Diseases & Conditions | Cholesterol

Cholesterol is created and used by the human body in a variety of normal body functions, but too much cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of heart disease. Learn about the risks and medical problems associated with high cholesterol.

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How can I get the support I need to control my cholesterol?

Getting the support that you need to control cholesterol is an important step that should not be overlooked. Learn more about what you need to get support for cholesterol.


8 Step Plan to Lower Your Cholesterol

 8 Step Plan to Lower Your Cholesterol

Do you need to lower you cholesterol? Here is an eight step plan to lower your cholesterol. See more »

5 Ways Cholesterol Can Affect Your Sex Life

 5 Ways Cholesterol Can Affect Your Sex Life

5 ways cholesterol can affect your sex life is important to be aware about. Learn all about cholesterol affecting your sex life from Discovery Health. See more »

 The Dangers of Low Cholesterol

The dangers of low cholesterol is good information to know for your overall health. Learn more about the dangers of low cholesterol from Discovery Health. See more »

What Your Eyes Can Tell You About Your Cholesterol Levels

 What Your Eyes Can Tell You About Your Cholesterol Levels

What your eyes can tell you about your cholesterol levels is good information to know for your overall health. Learn what your eyes can tell you about your cholesterol levels from Discovery Health. See more »

 Cholesterol and Cancer: How to Lower Your Risks

The risks of high cholesterol and cancer can be lowered by following these rules. Learn more about cholesterol and cancer how to lower your risks from Discovery Health. See more »

Why do trans fat and saturated fat get such a bad rap?

 Why do trans fat and saturated fat get such a bad rap?

Trans and saturated fats get a bad rap because they raise your cholesterol. Learn which foods have trans and saturated fats and how to avoid them. See more »

What's the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol?

 What's the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol?

The difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol lies in how they affect our bodies. Learn what the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol is. See more »

Foods That Lower Cholesterol

 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Some foods are powerful tools for lowering cholesterol. Discover how small changes, such as including some foods in your diet, can have a big effect. See more »

Foods That Claim to Lower Cholesterol

 Foods That Claim to Lower Cholesterol

Many foods and supplements claim to lower cholesterol. Learn which are beneficial, which have no effect, and why most are not recommended by doctors. See more »

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

 Symptoms of High Cholesterol

There are no symptoms of high cholesterol. Get a cholesterol test to be sure, and learn the symptoms of coronary heart disease, such as chest pain. See more »