How does excess "bad cholesterol" affect the heart?

Question: Could you explain the relationship between excess "bad cholesterol" and damage to the heart? Carlos (Mexico).

Answer: LDL cholesterol, known as "bad cholesterol" is harmful to our arteries, since it is deposited over time in the arteries, making them increasingly narrower, more rigid. When this "bad" fat deposit is made in the coronary arteries, it leads to insufficient irrigation of the heart, favoring angina or heart attacks. If it occurs in the arteries that reach the brain, it can cause a stroke (cerebral infarction).

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