Cholesterol anatomical model
This anatomical model of cholesterol reproduces, in an enlarged size, the composition of this substance, which circulates in blood vessels.
Cholesterol is a substance that comes from two sources: the body and food. The body, in a healthy state, produces all the necessary cholesterol that circulates through the blood. However, cholesterol can also be found in foods of animal origin, such as meat, poultry and whole dairy products. The liver produces more cholesterol when you eat a diet rich in saturated fats.
Excess cholesterol can form plaques between the layers of the artery walls, making blood circulation difficult. These plaques can rupture and cause blood clots. If a clot blocks an artery that feeds the brain, it causes a stroke. If it blocks an artery that feeds the heart, it can cause a heart attack.
As it displays detailed representations, this model is suitable for use in a school or university context, while learning the anatomy of the human body.
In terms of structure, this model is attached to a sturdy rectangular base, which allows simple handling.
<br>• Weight: 289 g