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Is High Cholesterol Putting Your Health at Risk?

Answer a few questions, and you'll get:

  • Information about how your cholesterol may increase your risk for heart disease
  • Treatment options based on your risks
  • Expert recommendations and cholesterol lowering tips

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH on January 16, 2014

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