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Why do you need to know if you have high cholesterol when you check your heart disease risk?

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High cholesterol can contribute to the buildup of plaque that can clog the blood vessels leading to the heart and brain. This plaque can break and cause a blood clot to form, blocking the flow of blood and causing a heart attack or stroke.

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on July 4, 2019
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