High Cholesterol Centre

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FAQs

Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. It’s normal to have cholesterol and it’s an important part of a healthy body because it is used for producing cell membranes and some hormones. It also serves other needed bodily functions. But too much cholesterol in the blood is a major risk for coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and for stroke. Hypercholesterolaemia is the medical term for high levels of blood cholesterol.

JANUARY

Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month 4 World Braille Day 31 World Leprosy Day

Caring families

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Consumer tip

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From peace in the home to peace in the world

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DECEMBER

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Caring Families

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Consumer tip

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