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Cholesterol Levels: What the Numbers Mean Topic Guide

Cholesterol Charts (What the Numbers Mean) Cholesterol Charts (What the Numbers Mean): Blood cholesterol levels are measured by a simple blood test. Elevated LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol), and low levels of HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) levels, and high triglyceride levels puts a person at an increased risk for heart attack or stroke. The primary goal for a person with high triglycerides or cholesterol levels is to lower them with lifestyle changes like exercise, weight loss and diet changes to include more fiber, fruits and vegetables.

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Cholesterol Charts (What the Numbers Mean) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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