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Cholesterol FAQs (cont.)

What can I do to prevent high cholesterol?

Controlling high cholesterol is a lifelong commitment. Important first steps include eating a healthy diet low in saturated fats, routine exercise, weight loss, and avoiding or quitting smoking. If these actions fail to lower cholesterol levels (below 200 mg dL), most physicians will recommend a medication to lower cholesterol.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014

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