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Sunday, March 13, 2005

How You Can Lower Your Cholesterol Level

You have already known that high blood cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), the higher the cholesterol level, the greater the CHD risk So, how to lower your blood cholesterol or how to keep it low? Here are steps you can follow:

  • Follow a low saturated fat, low-cholesterol diet
  • Be more physically active
  • Lose weight if you are overweight

For more information about keeping your blood cholesterol low or make it lower:

  • The Heart Helthy Lifestyle Changes section will help you keep your blood cholesterol and chance for developing heart disease low. You will learn about the Heart Healthy Diet and being more physically active.
  • The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) section will help you lower a blood cholesterol that is too high and reduce your chance of developing heart disease by following a low saturated fat, low cholesterol diet (TLC Diet) and how to be more physically active.
  • For some people it is necessary to combine Cholesterol Lowering Medications with changes in life habits to get enough of a reduction in cholesterol. Your doctor can help to decide which combination of cholesterol-lowering activities is right for you. This section outlines the medications that are available.

National Health, Lung and Blood Institute


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