Video explaining good & bad cholesterol & how cholesterol affects heart attack & stroke risk.
Discover more about cholesterol with the animation below, and see the difference between 'good' (HDL) and 'bad' (LDL) cholesterols.
See the affects of cholesterol and how it can contribute to heart attack and stroke risk.
(Heart Foundation NZ, 2015)
LDL — "Bad" cholesterol
LDL is the cholesterol that clogs your arteries (with plaque) causing reduced blood flow and in severe cases, blockages. This increases risk of heart attack and stroke. Discover more in this video.
HDL — "Good" cholesterol
HDL cholesterol removes bad (LDL) cholesterol from your system, so the higher your HDL cholesterol, the better. Discover more in this video.