Your heart health is important, and there are many different factors that can contribute to a healthy heart. Cholesterol is a substance found in the body and in foods, and in the right amounts, can actually help to keep you healthy. High cholesterol is one of the controllable risk factors for cardiac problems, and lowering your overall cholesterol level can aid in heart disease prevention. LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, can accumulate in your arteries and cause a clot. On the other hand, HDL, or “good” cholesterol, may lower your risk of heart disease. Talk to your Phoenix cardiologist to gain a better understanding of what your cholesterol numbers mean and what you can do to improve them. You can also take a look at this infographic to learn more about cholesterol and how it affects you. Please share with your friends and family.