High cholesterol

Cholesterol

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Cholesterol is generally considered to be bad for your health. But does it always cause health problems? And does it actually form deposits in your blood vessels like scale in old pipes? Find out how much you know!
Updated on January 8, 2021
Next planned update: 2024

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Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG, Germany)

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