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5 Facts About Your Cholesterol

cholesterolAs we step into 2024, it’s crucial to remain mindful of your cholesterol levels. When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked? How well-versed are you in the impact of high cholesterol on your health? Let’s raise awareness about cholesterol this month. Here are five interesting facts that you may or may not be aware of, and you can share these with others:

  1. Around 38 percent of adult Americans have high cholesterol.

  2. There are good and bad types of cholesterol that can be found in your body. LDL is the bad type and HDL is the good cholesterol. Cholesterol is necessary in your body to perform certain functions like building new cells.

  3. Your Cholesterol can be impacted by your diet, exercise, and smoking. Like many other health conditions, it is important to live a balanced lifestyle and eat a healthy diet to prevent and manage your health.

  4. There are often no signs or symptoms associated with high cholesterol. Therefore it is important to have it checked every 5 years and follow up regularly with your healthcare provider.

  5. Some people require medications to lower their cholesterol and manage a healthy amount within their body. A healthcare provider can help you with this process.

For more information about cholesterol, you can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.

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