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Older Mommy Still Yummy: Understanding Heart Disease - Cholesterol (part 2 of 4)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Understanding Heart Disease - Cholesterol (part 2 of 4)

Cholesterol, heart disease and stroke - 
If you missed last weeks post - Understanding Heart Disease - Cholesterol (part 1 of 4),  you can find it HERE

  • High cholesterol can lead to a buildup of plaque in the artery walls which causes narrowing of your arteries. This narrowing is a condition called atherosclerosis, which reduces blood flow to all vital organs.
  • High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
  • By lowering your cholesterol, you can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. 
Next week - Nine ways to get your cholesterol in check  (#'s 1 - 4)

All information contained in this post was taken from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick website. Please visit their site for more information.


The material provided on this site is designed for information and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be a self diagnostic and/or self treatment tool. I encourage you to use this information as a tool for discussing your condition with your health practitioner.


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