Thursday, September 16, 2010

National Cholesterol Education Month

High blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans and I am one of those people, as are each of my parents.  Often genetic, high cholesterol is a serious condition that increases one’s risk for heart disease. The higher the cholesterol level, the greater the risk.

The scary thing with cholesterol is that it can be high and you may not even know it. Lowering cholesterol levels that are too high lessens your risk for developing heart disease and reduces the chance of having a heart attack or dying of heart disease.

September is designated National Cholesterol Education Month by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  It is a good time to learn about cholesterol and lipid profiles, to get your blood cholesterol checked, to take steps to lowering it if it is high, and to learn about food and lifestyle choices that can help you reach your personal cholesterol goals.

Read this point in its entirety:
MS and Cholesterol: The Basics

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