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2. Hypercholesterolemia

Cholesterol is one of the raw materials needed for the formation of cell membranes and the manufacture of some hormones. However, since the liver produces all the cholesterol the body needs, cholesterol consumed through diet is superfluous. If blood cholesterol is higher than required, large amounts of LDL may attach to the arterial walls, narrowing them and causing atherosclerosis, the first stage of hypercholesterolemia. Since hypercholesterolemia has no symptoms, people with a higher risk due to other factors should regularly measure blood cholesterol and take preventive measures to prevent further development of the disease.

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