Much of the cholesterol in the blood is manufactured in the liver and used for building cells.
However, foods such as full-fat dairy products and fatty cuts of red and processed meats contain relatively high amounts of cholesterol and are also usually high in saturated fat.
They may cause an accumulation of cholesterol in the blood.
Too much cholesterol in the blood contributes to the formation of thick, hard deposits on the inside of the arteries, a process that underlies most heart diseases and strokes.
Heart-healthy diets are rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, legumes, vegetable oils, and nuts.
They also limit salt, red and processed meats, refined carbohydrates and added sugars.
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