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High Cholesterol Levels. What Is cholesterol & How Do I Know If I Have High Cholesterol?

Avoid High Cholesterol Levels.

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance. The body makes most of its cholesterol, but some also comes from animal-based foods we eat, such as dairy, eggs, butter, meat, bacon and full-fat ice cream?

Avoid these high-fat products and eat foods high in soluble fiber, such as whole grain cereals, fruits and legumes, which help prevent the body from absorbing cholesterol?.  Cholesterol raises your risk for heart and blood vessel disease.

 

There Are Two Kinds Of Cholesterol In Your Blood: “Good” & “Bad.” 

Bad (LDL) cholesterol sticks to the inside of your blood vessels and narrows them.

Good cholesterol (HDL) helps your body get rid of some of the bad cholesterol and protects you from heart and blood vessel disease?(22)

Triglycerides are another type of fat in your body that are used for energy. High triglycerides raise your risk for heart attacks and strokes. (23)

Talk to your doctor about getting lab work done to find out if you have high cholesterol levels.

 

Cholesterol Levels

Total Cholesterol Less than 200 mg/dL
LDL Less than 100 mg/dL
HDL 60 mg/dL or higher
Triglycerides Less than 150 mg/dL

 

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High Cholesterol Levels.  What Is cholesterol & How Do I Know If I Have High Cholesterol?
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High Cholesterol Levels. What Is cholesterol & How Do I Know If I Have High Cholesterol?
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Protect your heart by learning about cholesterol. How to find out if you have high cholesterol and what your target is to be happy and healthy.
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