Can Controlling Cholesterol Level Improve Your Heart Condition?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States claiming one million lives each year. Cardiovascular disease includes diseases of the heart, but it also includes stroke, and blockages in the other arteries in the body. It is important to know that almost a half of the deaths are due to coronary heart disease.

Coronary artery disease develops when cholesterol is deposited and absorbed into the wall of the vessel within the heart. Blood white cells trying to consume cholesterol molecules loose the battle, rupture and form plugs. Plugs lead to narrowing the vessel, and can cause intermediate chest pain known as angina. But if the plug ruptures, a clod is formed that can block the vessel and lead to heart attack.

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