high cholesterol


: too much cholesterol in one's blood
My doctor told me that high cholesterol can lead to serious medical problems such as heart attacks and strokes.

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Recent Examples on the Web But what Gutierrez didn’t know at the time was that Hispanic adults in the United States, regardless of age, are at high risk of stroke, partly due to unmanaged risk factors such diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity, according to the American Heart Association. Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 Or a patient who is more than 100 pounds overweight and has pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol? Jody Dushay, STAT, 15 Sep. 2023 Diabetes and advanced age are two risk factors for retinal disease, but poor circulation due to high blood pressure or high cholesterol can also put you at risk. Eileen Finan, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 While there are many causes and risk factors associated with heart disease that include high blood pressure, physical inactivity, and diabetes, one significant contributing factor is high cholesterol. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2023 These drugs, commonly used to treat high cholesterol, can deplete CoQ10 levels in the body. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Verywell Health, 31 July 2023 Older adults may reach target cholesterol levels with a lower starting dose. Statins remain among the most effective and best-studied tools for managing high cholesterol, so patients and their providers should work together to find the lowest effective dose. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 25 Aug. 2023 This supplement reduces high cholesterol levels and supports a healthy heart. Discover Magazine, 30 June 2023 Nearly 40% of Americans have high cholesterol, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 14 June 2023 See More

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“High cholesterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20cholesterol. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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