Cholesterol

About Cholesterol

Cholesterol itself isn't bad. We all have and need this wax-like substance in our bodies. Learn about the so-called "good" and "bad" cholesterol, where it comes from, and why it's important for your health.

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cholesterol

High cholesterol does not produce symptoms until significant damage has been done; blood testing is the only way to find out these important numbers. Know your levels and what they mean!

Why Cholesterol Matters

High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors leading to heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Discover the reasons to keep your cholesterol controlled.

Prevention & Treatment of Cholesterol

You can lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Take responsibility for managing your cholesterol levels with healthy lifestyle choices and a sound medical treatment plan when prescribed.

Understand Your Risk for Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels can run in families, and women generally tend to have higher levels of HDL than men. Find out more about who has high cholesterol, and discover why managing cholesterol is important even for children.

Cholesterol Tools & Resources

Learn more with our online tracking resources, downloadable information pages and personal stories from people like you.


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Interactive Cardiovascular Library

Our Interactive Cardiovascular Library has detailed animations and illustrations to help you learn about conditions, treatments and procedures related to heart disease and stroke.

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