Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels [Infographic]

March 09, 2014
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Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels [Infographic]

Understanding how your heart works will give you greater insight so you can see just how dangerous cholesterol can be for your body. When cholesterol builds up in your arteries it prevents blood and oxygen from flowing freely in your body. As a result, those with high cholesterol or high blood pressure are at further risk for heart attack or stroke. In fact, 71 million American have cholesterol problems. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released a guideline for the treatment of blood cholesterol in people that are at risk for cardiovascular diseases. The guideline moves away from trying to achieve specific cholesterol levels and more toward using medications that are proved to reduce your bad cholesterol. Be sure to talk with your doctor about your risk and what you can do to lessen your chance of developing heart disease. You can learn more about the heart and cholesterol by reading through the infographic below.

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