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Cholesterol indicator test for use at home. This kit tests a small sample of blood for the presence of high levels of cholesterol. The scale on the disk indicates the level of cholesterol. High blood cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolaemia) increase the chances of cardiovascular diseases, which include heart attacks and strokes. Cholesterol is present in foods such as red meat and eggs, and a low cholesterol diet can reduce the risk of developing such diseases.
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