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Where can you obtain information on heart disease?

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As of 2015, information on heart disease can be obtained from WebMD, the Mayo Clinic, the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to WebMD, coronary artery disease kills more Americans than any other disease.

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Where can you obtain information on heart disease?
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Coronary heart disease is caused by excessive plaque lining the walls of the arteries, narrowing the pathway. LDL Cholesterol and triglycerides are major contributors to plaque buildup. According to the American Heart Association, HDL cholesterol contributes to the removal of LDL cholesterol by carrying it to the kidneys where they are processed and expelled from the body. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol decrease a person's risk for heart disease and stroke.

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