Simple ways to lower cholesterol


Last updated 11/20/2008 at Noon

When it comes to cholesterol, Americans clearly have a problem on their hands (and hearts).

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly 48 percent of non-Hispanic white men over the age of 20 are considered borderline high-risk for heart disease thanks to their cholesterol levels.

Perhaps most surprising is that more women in that same category are borderline high risk for heart disease, as just under 50 percent of females have cholesterol levels that could lead to serious problems.

Fortunately, while the consequences of high cholesterol can be drastic, controlling choleste...

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