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Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium)



 

Cholesterol and Your Health

Did you know that your (glossary term)arteries play an important role in your overall health? They help deliver nutrients to all the cells in your body. That’s why it’s important to learn about managing cholesterol, low cholesterol diets, and how you can slow plaque buildup in your arteries over time, a progressive disease known as (glossary term)atherosclerosis.



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CRESTOR is licensed from SHIONOGI & CO, LTD, Osaka, Japan.



Artery or arteries
Arteries are relatively thick-walled blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. They play a major role in the function of the cardiovascular system.
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arteries caused by progressive plaque buildup in the arteries. LDL (bad) cholesterol along with other health factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of early heart disease, age, obesity and smoking can all play a role in the formation of plaque. This plaque can start building up in arteries in early adulthood and gets worse over time. This plaque buildup over time can lead to narrowing of the arteries.