Five tips for managing high cholesterol | Prime Living
Last updated 1/22/2021 at 4:28pm
High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke, but typically shows no symptoms. Understanding the role cholesterol plays, potential risk factors and how to manage it are important aspects of protecting your heart health.
LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) is considered "bad" cholesterol because it contributes to fat buildup in the arteries while HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) is considered "good" cholesterol as it can carry LDL cholesterol away from the arteries to be broken down and passed from the body...