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Cholesterol Tests (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Cholesterol control is just one of the many opportunities that exist to minimize the risk of heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. Your health care practitioner will be able to discuss the benefits and risks of diet, exercise, and medication in the lifelong control of cholesterol in the body.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD;Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

REFERENCES:

American Heart Association. What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean.
<http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=183>

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III).
<http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/index.htm>

Previous contributing authors and editors: Gary E Sander, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Lauri Graham, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc. Editors: Alan D Forker, MD, Program Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship, Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Michael E Zevitz, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014

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