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i have a total cholesterol level of 75. is this the lowest you have ever seen.


According to the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, each 1% reduction in cholesterol is equal to a 2% reduction in heart attack risk. Further, the American Heart Association says on their website, "High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke".

The problem most people don't realize is that high cholesterol and heart disease often don't give you any warning signs until something bad, like a heart attack suddenly occurs. People often feel fine up to the actual event. So, don't let yourself fall into a false sense of security about your heart health.

The best thing to do is see your doctor, have your heart health and cholesterol checked, and then embark on a cardio-healthy lifestyle.


Reduce risk heart attack and sudden death, by lowering bad cholesterol LDL level in blood.

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sudden death, can arrive cause risk elevated bad ldl cholesterol long time.

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Use good food with low bad cholesterol to avoid heart attack cause high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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Atherosclerosis may be a cause of elevated bad cholesterol LDL in food. Lower LDL bad cholesterol level in blood. By eating high fiber foods.

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A very interesting article..not my field of expertise at all..but I've enjoyed reading it..made me think..and I like when an article does that...please take lightly..cause I am totally not professional in this field..but I would say that it always comes done to lesser risks and greater benefits...there is always risk involved in everything any anything...so it all comes down to how high the benefits are when compared to the risks...same here with lowering the cholesterol levels..

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So, now we have to watch out for both the "high" and "low" levels of cholesterol.

Scary, and a tad complicated, but that is what it is; at least, we've been informed.

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People often feel fine up to the actual event.

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I agree with Tom, the very best thing to do is see your doctor

Heather Worthington

The problem with cholestreol building up in your body is you just dont know about it. there are no symptoms that's why you always need to get you cholestreol levels checked.

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Thanks for the great information! I think a lot of people don't fullly appreciate all the issues involved. If you made a medical decision without knowing all the facts the consequences can be dire. To get the highest quality medical care you constantly need to educate yourself.

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So low cholesterol leads to higher risk of stroke? Good thing mine is high... oh wait, that puts me at a greater risk for a heart attack...

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e of the greatest hurdles is overcoming misconceptions in the minds of regulators, doctors and patients alike. I just returned from a trip to Germany and colleagues there are amused about America's 3rd World-like medical records situation.

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This is something that bothered me for 15 years. My cholesterol was always too high. I know there some medicines for this but I want to ask what's the best?


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Sandy Hines

Hi, Sandy here from the UK. I have been involved with healthy eating and nutrition for some years and didn't realize that there could be a "lower limit" for cholesterol levels, so thanks for pointing this out. I still believe that the best way to heart health is through natural means - diet and exercise does it for me every time.

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I believe this is a great way to lower the cholesterol.

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I agree with Sandy above. Improving both your cholesterol and general heart health is a matter of lifestyle choice. With your diet and exercise being the two determinate factors that decide your heart health for better or worse, depending on the food and exercise choices that you make.

- Paul

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