What Causes High Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that’s present in every cell in the body and is required to produce vitamin D, hormones, and digestive substances. While it is essential for the body to function, your body creates all that it requires.
This is a condition that occurs when the levels in the blood are elevated. 28 million adults in the U.S. have high cholesterol, which is defined as levels that are higher than 240 mg/dL. Unfortunately, this increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis (the narrowing of the arteries), among other serious conditions. (more…)