The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk.
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Provides the latest information about legislation and policy relating to chronic kidney disease, transplantation and donation. The featured action alerts allow you to easily advocate to your Members of Congress on these issues.
TRUE: Cholesterol is present in nerve tissue, muscles, skin, the liver, the intestines and the heart. Your body needs lipids like cholesterol for other purposes such as making hormones. However, the body only needs a very small amount of cholesterol to perform these necessary functions. Having too much cholesterol in the blood can be harmful because the extra cholesterol that your body doesn’t use can form buildup in your blood vessels which can lead to heart disease. Check out the Alphabet Soup section of KEEP Healthy to learn more about good versus bad cholesterol by clicking here.