Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It's mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods.

Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood (hyperlipidemia) can have an effect on your health.

High Cholesterol itself doesn't usually cause any symptoms, but it increases your risk of serious health conditions.

Source: NHS UK - High Cholesterol

Explore more about the risks, the conditions caused from High Cholesterol and how to lower your own cholesterol below.