Almost 2 in 5 adults in the United States have high cholesterol (total blood cholesterol ≥ 200 mg/dL).1 Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States.
High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms, so the only way to know whether you have it is to get your cholesterol checked. Talk to your health care team about how you can manage your cholesterol levels and lower your risk.
Read about “good” and “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides.
Find out what increases your risk for high cholesterol.
Learn what you can do to lower your risk for high cholesterol.
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- Tsao CW, Aday AW, Almarzooq ZI, Beaton AZ, Bittencourt MS, Boehme AK, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2022 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2022;145(8):e153–e639.