The CDC, the Centers for Disease Control, reveals some interesting facts about cholesterol.
- Those who have high cholesterol are 2 times more at risk for heart disease, which, is the leading cause of death in the United States.
- 71 million American adults, which equates to 33.5% of the population, have a high LDL (bad cholesterol) count.
- Only 1 out of every 3 adults with high cholesterol manages to get it under control.
- Less than 50% of those with high LDL counts seek treatment or incorporate the necessary lifestyle changes required to lower their levels.
So what is cholesterol, LDL, HDL and why does it matter to you? [Read more…]