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When kept in check, cholesterol is not a bad thing. In fact, your body needs it to help build cells.
However, that waxy substance carried in your blood stream could pose serious health risks if not kept at healthy levels.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 40 percent of American adults have high cholesterol. Here are six things you should know about cholesterol to help keep it within a healthy range:
If your doctor prescribes medication to help lower your cholesterol, be sure to take it as prescribed.
When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked? Make an appointment with your physician for a check-up if you don’t have one on the books soon.
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