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2. Types of Cholesterol

There are two types of cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Low-density lipoprotein, often referred to as the “bad” cholesterol, builds on the walls of arteries causing them to narrow. High-density lipoprotein, the “good” cholesterol, transports excess cholesterol back to the liver for the body to dispose of.

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