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Risks of Hypercholesterolemia

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High amounts of cholesterol in the blood tend to get deposited on the walls of the blood vessels especially in the ones that supply blood to the heart. These deposits lead to narrowing of the blood vessels resulting in decreased blood supply to the heart muscles. This condition commonly referred as coronary heart disease (CHD) can result in chest pain and cardiac arrest if not treated at an earlier stage.

The cholesterol levels in the body vary with age, amount of physical activity, weight, heredity factors, underlying disorders and medications being consumed.1,2   

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Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: July 26,2012