Riverton Hospital

(801) 285-4000Map3741 West 12600 SouthRiverton, UT 84065

High Cholesterol

Heart Services

(801) 285-2650

Definition

Too much cholesterol in the blood, or high blood cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all cells of the body. The body needs some cholesterol to work the right way. However, too much can cholesterol, can be serious. People with high blood cholesterol have a greater chance of getting heart disease.

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