Cardiovascular disease affects the heart and blood vessels. It is usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside arteries.
What are statins?
Drugs that help lower blood glucose
Drugs that help suppress the immune system
Drugs that help lower blood cholesterol
In coronary heart disease, what are the fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries called?
Where does the majority of cholesterol in the body come from?
Saturated fat in diets
What role do high-density lipoproteins (HDL) provide?
To allow the absorption of cholesterol into cells
To transport cholesterol from the liver to the rest of the body
To transport excess cholesterol to the liver
The risk of a heart attack is increased by which of these?
Low blood pressure
Widening of arteries