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Your Everyday Guide to Cholesterol Control
Understanding Cholesterol
You don't have to strain your body to benefit from exercise. Even moderate exercise can help.
Eating Healthy
Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains in your diet. When you use fat, make sure it's unsaturated.
Managing Weight
If you are overweight, work with your health care provider to find a healthy weight for you.
Getting Exercise
You don't have to strain your body to benefit from exercise. Even moderate exercise can help.
Breaking Bad Habits
You can make lifestyle changes that will help keep your heart healthy and your cholesterol under control.
Taking Medication
Medication can give you the extra help you need to control your cholesterol. Be sure to take it exactly as prescribed.
Know Your Risks

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

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