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What are the effects of having high cholesterol?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on Particles

Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside lipoprotein particles.
After entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis. Ldl and HDL levels are needed to answer your question.

In brief: Depends on Particles

Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside lipoprotein particles.
After entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis. Ldl and HDL levels are needed to answer your question.
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Increases risk

The major effect of a high cholesterol is that it increases your risk for heart attacks, arterial disease, and strokes.
Lowering the cholesterol has been proven to reduce that risk whether the lowering is because of a change in diet or because of your taking certain medications.

In brief: Increases risk

The major effect of a high cholesterol is that it increases your risk for heart attacks, arterial disease, and strokes.
Lowering the cholesterol has been proven to reduce that risk whether the lowering is because of a change in diet or because of your taking certain medications.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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