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American Heart Month 2019

Cholesterol Knowledge

How much do you know about cholesterol?

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Chances are, you probably know that too much of it isn’t good for your health. If you’ve read about the topic before, you may also know that there’s actually more than one type of cholesterol, and there’s even good cholesterol.

But, chances are, there’s much you don’t know.

For example, “did you know that high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke?” And did you know that nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States has high blood cholesterol?”

That’s what 2017 statistics from the American Heart Association show, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s a pretty high percentage of people who are living with a pretty dangerous condition.

And, the even scarier thing is that in many cases, high blood cholesterol goes unnoticed. It can be present yet show no signs or symptoms, says the CDC.

That’s why “the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) will focus on the impact that high blood cholesterol can have on the heart” for the theme of this year’s American Heart Month.

Take a moment to talk about cholesterol. Have an honest conversation with yourself.

Spread the Knowledge

Whether you or someone you care about would like to see how much they know about the basics of cholesterol and its management, the CDC put together this short quiz that can help you with just that.

It’s only 5 questions long, and it touches on some basic yet important points about cholesterol.

If you learn something new, how about sharing that information. If you’re an expert, well, who would make a better candidate to let others know about the dangers of high cholesterol and how they can manage it.

So take care of your heart and spread the word.

How do you plan on spreading knowledge and awareness about cholesterol this American Heart Month?

Please share in the comments below.

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