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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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