Although we are often warned of the dangers of Cholesterol, we can't survive without it. It is essential to the body's cell membranes, to the insulation of nerves and to the production of certain hormones. It is also used by the Liver to make bile acids, which help digest your food.
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High blood cholesterol is a "risk factor" for heart disease. That means that having high blood cholesterol increases your chance (risk) of getting heart disease. The higher your cholesterol level, the greater your chances of dying of cardiovascular disease. You can lower your risk of Cardiovascular disease by lowering your cholesterol level.