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How can you check for what's working if you have borderline cholesterol levels?

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During regular screening appointments, your doctor will check your cholesterol levels to see if the changes you’ve made have gotten you to your cholesterol goal.

If lifestyle changes aren’t enough to lower borderline high cholesterol, your doctor may talk to you about medication.

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC."

CDC: “Cholesterol Facts.”

Mayo Clinic: “Top 5 Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Cholesterol,” “Cholesterol: Top 5 Foods to Lower Your Numbers.”

American Heart Association: “Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Monitoring of High Cholesterol.”

Chai, S. , April 2011. The FASEB Journal

Alvarez-Suarez, J. , March 2014. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC."

CDC: “Cholesterol Facts.”

Mayo Clinic: “Top 5 Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Cholesterol,” “Cholesterol: Top 5 Foods to Lower Your Numbers.”

American Heart Association: “Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Monitoring of High Cholesterol.”

Chai, S. , April 2011. The FASEB Journal

Alvarez-Suarez, J. , March 2014. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

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