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Preventing High LDL Cholesterol: What You Can Do

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Making healthy choices, like eating a healthy diet, can help prevent high cholesterol.

High low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. No matter your age, you can take steps each day to keep your cholesterol in a healthy range.

You can help prevent high cholesterol by making healthy choices and by managing any health conditions you may have.