Know Your Cholesterol Count

 Although heart disease is one of our top killers, according to a survey in the mid-90s, only 8% of all Americans knew their cholesterol levels. This general lack of awareness of a silent killer has prompted concern among doctors. While at times research has produced some conflicting evidence, one message continues to be clear: 


reducing the level of cholesterol lowers the rate of death from heart disease. There are two major types of cholesterol in the blood stream. Harmful low-density lipoproteins (LDL) carry cholesterol into the arteries where it can form plaques, which may block the flow of blood and cause a heart attack. Healthful high-density lipoproteins (HDL) carry LDL cholesterol from the arteries to the liver where it can be removed from the body. In essence, HDL serves as an arterial “scouring pad”.Read more about this topic at
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