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arrow How do you get High Cholesterol?
28-06-2007
LDL is the major carrier of cholesterol in the blood. LDL is sometimes called "bad" cholesterol.
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arrow What is High Cholesterol?
12-06-2007
A naturally occurring fatty chemical called cholesterol is an important part of the outer lining (membrane) of cells in the body. Humans need a small amount of it to maintain healthy nerve cells and to produce certain hormones.
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arrow How serious is High Cholesterol?
12-06-2007
Doctors know that lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of illness or death from heart disease. If you already have heart disease then lowering cholesterol will probably help you live longer.
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arrow How long does High Cholesterol last?
12-06-2007
Blood cholesterol starts to rise as you get older, beginning around age 20 years and rising more sharply after age 40.
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arrow How is High Cholesterol treated?
12-06-2007
Diet, weight loss, and regular exercise are the first steps to lower blood cholesterol and prevent coronary heart disease. If you smoke, you should stop. Reducing dietary saturated fat intake is the most common means of reducing blood cholesterol.
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