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What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance made by your body and also found in food. It is needed for good health, but too much can increase your risk of heart disease.

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Cholesterol and lipid tests

A cholesterol (or lipid profile) test looks at the various levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood. Learn more about this blood test from a trusted source.

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How to lower cholesterol

Trusted information on how to lower your cholesterol, and about types of fats and fibres, foods that contain cholesterol, and cholesterol-lowering products.

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High triglyceride and cholesterol levels

Links to trusted information about high triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood and are usually measured along with cholesterol. Learn more about what they are and the impact of high triglyceride levels.

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What causes peripheral vascular disease?

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries inside the legs. Find out what can cause PVD.

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Seniors' health

Learn about health topics relevant to seniors, such as eye problems, bone health, cholesterol, dementia and exercise for old people.

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Statins

Statins are medicines used to lower cholesterol. They are recommended for people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease. Find out more about how statins work.

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Coronary heart disease treatment

Although there is no cure for coronary heart disease, there are a range of treatments your doctor might recommend to reduce your risk. Find out how coronary heart disease is treated.

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Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of disorders that increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.

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Gallstones

Trusted information on gallstones including what they are, they symptoms they may cause, and types of treatment, plus links to trusted resources.

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