Risks of high cholesterol high cholesterol generally refers to above-normal levels of LDL
High cholesterol generally refers to above-normal levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein), the so-called bad cholesterol which may build up in your arteries and lead to heart disease.
Peripheral vascular disease (PAD), which occurs when fatty deposits build up in arteries outside the heart and brain, most frequently in the feet and legs.
Type 2 diabetes.
High blood pressure, since the heart, has to work harder to pump blood flow through obstructed arteries.