High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

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High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Description

This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Why is cholesterol important?
  • How does cholesterol cause heart disease?
  • What do your cholesterol numbers mean?
  • What affects cholesterol levels?
  • What is your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack?
  • Treating high cholesterol
  • Lowering cholesterol with therapeutic lifestyle changes
  • Drug treatment
  • Resources

Developer:

National Cholesterol Education Program; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.); National Institutes of Health

History

Release Date: 2001
Review Date: 2005
Recent Summary: April 2006
Original Summary: September 2004
Last Updated: 08/27/14

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