CHOLESTEROL

Cholesterol is created and used by the human body in a variety of normal body functions, but too much cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of heart disease. Learn about the risks and medical problems associated with high cholesterol.
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Will an LDL 160 or higher and a risk of CHD affect my treatment?

An LDL of 160 or higher and a low risk of CHD is something that you should aware of if you suffer from a related illness. Learn more about these two variables and what it means to your health.

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  • Cholesterol Overview

    Cholesterol Overview

    Medical research shows that high levels of cholesterol are associated with heart disease, the nation's number one killer. One in five Americans has high cholesterol -- find out if you're at risk. See more »

  • What's the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol?

    What's the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol?

    Unless you've been hiding under a giant cheeseburger for the past decade, you probably know that having high cholesterol is bad for you. But it's not all created equal, and knowing the difference will help you to make sense of your cholesterol test. See more »

  • Why do trans fat and saturated fat get such a bad rap?

    Why do trans fat and saturated fat get such a bad rap?

    Cities have banned them, citizens have sued over them and cholesterol levels have soared because of them. Why are a couple of bonded hydrogen and carbon atoms regarded as evil incarnate? See more »

  • 8 Step Plan to Lower Your Cholesterol

    8 Step Plan to Lower Your Cholesterol

    Do you need to lower you cholesterol? Here is an eight step plan to lower your cholesterol. See more »

  • Am I at risk for high cholesterol?

    Am I at risk for high cholesterol?

    Do you know if you are at risk for high cholesterol? Find out if you are susceptible to this illness and what you can do to prevent this disease from effecting your body. See more »

  • Cholesterol Levels

    Cholesterol Levels

    We've all heard of "good" and "bad" cholesterol, and you may even know which is LDL and which is HDL. It's important for doctors to know the levels of each. Find out how each type affects your heart and what the levels tell you. See more »

  • Foods That Claim to Lower Cholesterol

    Foods That Claim to Lower Cholesterol

    Many foods and supplements claim to lower cholesterol. But do they really work? Learn which foods are beneficial, which have no effect, and why most of them are not recommended by doctors. See more »

  • Foods That Lower Cholesterol

    Foods That Lower Cholesterol

    Foods and supplements that can help lower cholesterol are a powerful tool in the fight against heart disease. Learn which foods, as part of a healthy diet, act as the most potent cholesterol-lowering agents. See more »

  • How Can I Make the Changes I Need to Lower My Cholesterol?

    How Can I Make the Changes I Need to Lower My Cholesterol?

    Making changes in your lifestyle can aid in lowering cholesterol levels that will positively impact you health. Learn more about making changes to lower cholesterol in this article. See more »

  • How Should I Start Making Cholesterol Lowering Diet Changes?

    How Should I Start Making Cholesterol Lowering Diet Changes?

    Dietary changes are a solution to lowering high cholesterol levels. Find out what can be done to your diet that can have a positive influence in correcting your cholesterol levels. See more »

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