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Post by Beth on Tue May 02, 2017 11:37 pm

Question 4: List three things you learned from the reliable sites related to high cholesterol.
CDC -- 73.5 million/31.7% of US adults High Cholesterol; Less than 1 out of every 3 adults or 29.5% have it under control; 48.1% of adults are receiving treatment to lower their levels; Individuals with high cholesterol are twice as like to have heart disease; Just under 31 million American adults cholesterol level is greater than 240 mg/dL. (2017, May 1) High Cholesterol Facts https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/facts.htm

UT Southwestern – High cholesterol is treated with Statins, a medication the has been established to save lives of those with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. (2017, May 1) 10 Truths about Statins and High Cholesterol http://www.utswmedicine.org/stories/articles/year-2016/statins-answers.html

AHA – Four lifestyle changes that can help in reducing high cholesterol are; heart-healthy diet, exercise, not smoking or quitting, weight reduction.
(2017, May 1) Causes of High Cholesterol http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/PreventionTreatmentofHighCholesterol/Prevention-and-Treatment-of-High-Cholesterol-Hyperlipidemia_UCM_001215_Article.jsp#.WQf_4pso7rc

Mayo Clinic – Cholesterol is a waxy material found in the fats in the blood . It may develop fatty deposits in the blood vessels, eventually making it difficult for adequate blood to move through the arteries. The heart may not obtain adequate oxygen-rich blood as needed therefore increasing the possibility of a heart attack. Diminishing the blood flow to the brain and leading to a stroke. High cholesterol may be hereditary, however it is frequently due to less than ideal choices of lifestyle. Fortunately high cholesterol is treatable. (2017, May 1) High Cholesterol http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/home/ovc-20181871

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