A New Vaccine could Potentially Prevent High Cholesterol
For proper functioning, your body requires lipids, also known as cholesterol which is produced by the liver or contained in some foods. Cholesterol on its own doesn’t cause any health symptoms, though in excess it could cause complications like heart disease. To move around the body, cholesterol combines with proteins, to create a “lipoprotein”. Lipoproteins are of two types, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is considered the good cholesterol as it carries cholesterol from the cells and back to the liver or it is expelled out of the body as waste. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) on the other hand carries cholesterol to the cells.
If too much cholesterol is taken to the cells, it builds up on the walls of the arteries which in turn cause artery related diseases.