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High cholesterol: Overview


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Some types of cholesterol (LDL - aka "bad" cholesterol) can clog your arteries and increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. Being overweight, inactive, and eating too much saturated or trans fats can cause high cholesterol. To lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, eat a heart-healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, exercise, and avoid smoking. Medication is also an option for those at high risk of heart attack or stroke.


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cholesterol, heart health, cardiovascular, diet, nutrition, statin

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Rated on: 6/6/2017 11:56:34 AM

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