Blockages begin when microscopic cracks develop in the inner wall of the arteries.
Your bodies natural defense system will work to plug these holes to prevent you from bleeding to death.
Over time these blockages can enlarge, cutting off the flow of blood, or explode releasing a clot of sticky cholesterol into the artery.
When that clot completely blocks the artery or gets pumped through the blood stream, it can cause a heart attack or stroke.
The speed of the development of these blockages is in direct relation to the (bad) LDL cholesterol in the blood stream.
Read on to learn how you can slow down this process involving high cholesterol.
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