Heart Care - Cholesterol
It is important to have your cholesterol measured at least once a year if you have heart disease. Cholesterol plays a key role in clogging arteries which leads to heart disease.
Through exercise, healthy nutrition, and possibly medications that your doctor may prescribe, you should strive to reach the following goals:
- Total Cholesterol less than 200 mg/dl
- HDL (healthy cholesterol) at or above 40 mg/dl
- LDL (“bad” cholesterol) less than 100 mg/dl
- Triglycerides less than 150 mg/dl
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