High cholesterol is one of the leading causes of heart disease in the US. This podcast discusses the importance of regular cholesterol screening. Created: 9/6/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/6/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Control Your Cholesterol
Prevalence of Self-Reported Cholesterol Screening and High Blood
Cholesterol Among Adults — United States, 2005-2009
Recorded: September 4, 2012; posted: September 6, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
High cholesterol is one of the leading causes of heart disease in the US. Unfortunately, many people don’t know they have the condition until after they have a heart attack. Being overweight, eating an unhealthy diet high in fat, getting little exercise, or having a family history of heart disease are risk factors for high cholesterol.
Early detection and intervention can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Everyone aged 20 years and older should have their cholesterol tested at least once every five years.
Check with your local pharmacy or make an appointment with your health care provider.
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