The Plaque Thickens: Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis
What Exactly Is Cholesterol?
All the cholesterol you need for good health can be produced by your body. Any cholesterol you ingest from the food you eat is extra, and unneeded by your body. If you have unhealthy lifestyle habits, like smoking, eating unhealthy foods, or not getting enough exercise, then cholesterol, along with numerous other substances, can build up in your arteries as arterial plaques. Plaques can have serious health consequences. LESS