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High Cholesterol Levels: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Cholesterol is an important compound found within the body. It is a blood fat (also known as a lipid) that contributes to the building and repair of cells and important processes like the synthesis of certain hormones such as those from the adrenal glands and those useful for reproduction. When high cholesterol levels are present, it is often a reference to bad cholesterol (LDL or low density lipoprotein). The American Heart Association explains that high cholesterol can lead to an increased risk of certain cardiovascular conditions like heart disease and heart attacks as well as strokes