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The following is an Editorial Resource from YourTotalHealth.

Learn how to control high cholesterol

Reviewed by: Abdou Elhendy, M.D., PhD, FACC, FAHA

Did you know that high cholesterol can affect organs besides your heart? Are you surprised that it affects women differently from men?

When it comes to your health, knowledge is power: High blood levels of cholesterol are a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease. But you can bring elevated levels down, into the safety zone.

Start by learning which foods can lower your cholesterol, what kinds of exercise help keep arteries clear and how prescription cholesterol-lowering medicines work. Your journey to a healthier heart starts now.

 

 

Review date: 06-25-2008

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