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Too much low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol is a serious problem that can lead to heart disease. LDL cholesterol is the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries. On the other hand, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol helps prevent cholesterol from building up in the arteries.
There are some risk factors for high cholesterol you can't control. These include:
The good news is that by changing your lifestyle, you can control some of the risk factors for high cholesterol.
It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle regardless of your age, sex and family history. By paying attention to risk factors you can control, you can lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Factors you can control include:
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