6 Strategies to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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When you choose healthy behaviors, you can lower your heart disease risk while also preventing other serious chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer.
High levels of LDL, often called “bad,” cholesterol, show no signs or symptoms but cause fatty build up in the arteries which can lead to heart attack and stroke. Know your levels and talk to your doctor about what they mean for you.
Preventing high blood cholesterol begins with understanding your risk. A first step is to get screened and know your family’s heart health history.
Talk to your doctor!
People who have high blood cholesterol may need to take cholesterol-reducing medicines. Your doctor can answer questions about medicines and other ways to manage high blood cholesterol.
Managing your cholesterol should be an ongoing conversation with your doctor as you work through a management plan together.
- Page last reviewed: January 30, 2019
- Page last updated: January 30, 2019
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