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10 Tips to Lower Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a necessary building block for producing hormones, cellular membranes and digestive acids. However, the vast majority of people eat foods with significantly more cholesterol than they need. In fact, your body can make all the cholesterol it needs without adding anything to your diet.

Certain cholesterol-lowering medications are generally safe and effective. However, a heart-healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and exercise, can significantly reduce your cholesterol levels, in some cases in place of medication.

If you’re looking to improve your cholesterol levels, here are the top 10 tips to improve your heart health:

This information has been approved by Howard D. Weinberger, MD, FACC and Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP