What Is the Function of Cholesterol In Your Arteries?

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Cholesterol is needed by the body. We use cholesterol to make certain body structures for example, cell membranes and other things that your body produces such as steroids, but too much of it can be a problem. So when the numbers get too high, your body takes what it needs, and the rest sometimes can end up deposited inside the arteries and those are the arteries in your heart or in your brain, the cerebral vascular arteries, and start the build up of plaque.

So while our bodies need cholesterol, it's very important to keep the levels low, so we don't have excess cholesterol that can build up inside your arteries.