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Introduction To High Blood Cholesterol

You have high blood cholesterol when you have a lot of lipids, or fat, in the blood. This is a risk factor for stroke and coronary heart disease, which is the No. 2 cause of death in Singapore, after cancer.

Too much cholesterol means fat builds up in the walls of your blood vessels. This can lead to the vessels becoming blocked, so blood flow is reduced. With less blood getting to parts of your body that need it, your heart muscles can become damaged. 
This can lead to a heart attack. If the blood flow to your brain is reduced, you may suffer a stroke.

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