ARE YOU AMONG THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL?
DID YOU KNOW?
High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease. As blood cholesterol rises, so does the risk of developing heart disease. Your chances of having high cholesterol are greater if you are a male, are older, are a woman experiencing post-menopause, have a family history of high cholesterol, or if your diet is high in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Fact: One in three adults in the U.S. has high cholesterol, which can affect anyone at any age, and can negatively impact heart health and cardiovascular function over time. People with high cholesterol have a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to those with optimal levels. Among the culprits are genetics and diet. Some people are predisposed to high cholesterol and produce more of it in the liver, while others get too much from the foods they eat—foods such as bacon, hot dogs, and sausages that also contain high amounts saturated fat. These foods may sit well on your palate, but without proper measures to control intake and reduce body cholesterol levels, they can lead to some major health challenges. [Read more…]