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High Cholesterol (cont.)

High Cholesterol Prognosis

Cholesterol control is useful in reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. It is one part of the risk reduction strategy that includes smoking cessation , weight control, blood pressure control, and exercise

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>


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/27/2015

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