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.

JUNE

1-30 Men’s Health Month National Blood Donor Month National Youth Month 1 International Children’s Day 3 National Cancer Survivors Day 5 World Environment Day 5-11 World Heart Rhythm Week 14 [...]

Consumer Tip

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Caring Families

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MAY

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Caring Families

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Consumer Tip

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