Cholesterol is a waxy fat substance that is present in your blood and in your body's cells. Your body needs cholesterol to work properly. Too much can cause fatty deposits (plaque) to build up on your arteries and block the flow of blood. If arteries are blocked, a heart attack or stroke can occur.
By modifying your lifestyle, you cam improve your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of future health problems.
Find out your Cholesterol level and take the test to see what your risk is.
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in this country. More than 9 million Canadian adults, or about 50 percent, have elevated blood cholesterol levels, one of the key risk factors for heart disease.