10 Surprising Facts about Cholesterol

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September is Cholesterol Month, here are some surprising facts about it! 

By Tammy Worth
Medically Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD

  1. You can’t live without it.
  2. One out of every three adults has high cholesterol.
  3. High cholesterol could be genetic.
  4. Even children can have high cholesterol.
  5. Sweating can raise your cholesterol levels.
  6. Supplements may work to lower cholesterol – but slowly.
  7. The number of people who should be on cholesterol-lowering meds is on the rise.
  8. The woman depicted in the “Mona Lisa” may have had high cholesterol.
  9. Women’s cholesterol levels fluctuate over their lifespan.
  10. Your cholesterol levels might be on the borderline.

Read more by visiting: https://www.everydayhealth.com/high-cholesterol/symptoms/things-you-didnt-know-about-cholesterol/

​Learn how to manage your cholesterol from the American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/-/media/data-import/downloadables/pe-abh-how-can-i-improve-cholesterol-ucm_300460.pdf