What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.
When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke.
Why does cholesterol matter?
High blood cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, the higher your blood cholesterol level is the greater your risk of heart disease
Study detail and compensation:
Office visits will typically occur every few months once you complete your qualifying visit. There may be periodic telephone calls throughout the study. Study duration is approximately 4 years.
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