Cholesterol

To learn more about cholesterol, browse any of the topics below.

About CholesterolAbout Cholesterol
Cholesterol itself isn't bad. We all have and need this wax-like substance in our bodies. Learn about the so-called "good" and "bad" cholesterol, where it comes from, and why it's important for your health.
 
Why Cholesterol MattersWhy Cholesterol Matters
High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors leading to heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Discover the reasons to keep your cholesterol controlled.
 
 
Understand Your Risk for CholesterolUnderstand Your Risk for Cholesterol
High cholesterol levels can run in families, and women generally tend to have higher levels of HDL than men. Find out more about who has high cholesterol, and discover why managing cholesterol is important even for children.
 
Symptoms, Diagnosis and Monitoring of CholesterolSymptoms, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cholesterol
High cholesterol does not produce symptoms until significant damage has been done; blood testing is the only way to find out these important numbers. Know your levels and what they mean!
 
Prevention and Treatment of CholesterolPrevention & Treatment of Cholesterol
You can lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Take responsibility for managing your cholesterol levels with healthy lifestyle choices and a sound medical treatment plan when prescribed.
Cholesterol Tools and ResourcesCholesterol Tools & Resources
Learn more with our online tracking resources, downloadable information pages and personal stories from people like you.


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