Did you know that cholesterol can be “good” and “bad”? What does cholesterol do and how can it affect your health? More at MedlinePlus: https://medlineplus.gov/cholesterol.html

VIDEO OUTLINE:

0:03 How the body uses cholesterol and how it can be good
0:22 How cholesterol can lead to plaques, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease
0:52 Heart attack, coronary arteries
0:59 Stroke, carotid arteries, brain arteries
1:06 Peripheral artery disease
1:28 Bad cholesterol: LDL or low-density lipoprotein
1:41 Good cholesterol: HDL or high-density lipoprotein
2:13 Ways to prevent cholesterol related cardiovascular disease
2:43 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Accessible version of video at MedlinePlus:
https://medlineplus.gov/medlineplus-videos/cholesterol-good-and-bad/

Animation: Jeff Day
Narration: Jennifer Sun Bell
Music: Flowing Stream instrumental by Eric Chevalier, via Killer Tracks