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Although the human body needs cholesterol to function properly, too much cholesterol can cause health problems. The effects of high cholesterol are due to a condition called atherosclerosis, which can cause coronary heart disease, angina, and strokes. It is not exactly clear how a person gets high cholesterol, but risk factors include diet, weight, and heredity. If lifestyle changes alone are not enough to reduce high cholesterol levels, medication may be necessary.
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