What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance. It’s not inherently “bad.” In fact, your body needs it to build cells. But too much cholesterol can pose a problem.

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About Cholesterol

What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean

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Cholesterol Illustration Library

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What is Cholesterol?


How to Get Your Cholesterol Tested

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Cooking to Lower Cholesterol

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Move More, Sit Less

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My Cholesterol Guide

My Cholesterol Guide

How to Manage High Cholesterol

Take the CPR Challenge To Save Lives

Nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests that don't happen in hospitals, happen in homes. You can help change this statistic. Join American Heart Association's challenge to the be the one in your household to learn CPR. Be the beat for someone you love.

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